Friday, 16 November 2012

Nollywood actor, Pete Eneh, passes on

Pete Eneh
Veteran actor, Pete Eneh, famous for his ‘fatherly’ roles in Nollywood films, died on Thursday in Enugu State.
The actor who recently had one of his legs amputated by doctors at the Enugu State University Teaching Hospital , otherwise called Park lane Hospital, on October 24, died in the same hospital.
Eneh’s death was confirmed by the Special Assistant to the state governor on Media, Afam Okereke, who is also an actor.
His travails began last year, after he sustained an injury that later led to a serious infection, thereby making treatment near impossible.

Feelers from his doctors showed then that the injury degenerated into a sore, which was further compounded by the fact that the actor was diabetic. He spent three months at the hospital before he was advised to get the leg amputated to reduce the risk of the infection spreading to other parts of his body.
The amputation took place after efforts to save the leg was unsuccessful. Until his death, the actor, who was often cast as Patience Ozokwor aka Mama Gee’s husband in movies, was then said to be taking the situation in his stride.
Eneh’s plight brings to the fore, the worsening health condition of some Nollywood practitioners, whose circumstances are generally compounded by financial constraints.
The deceased actor featured in several films including Heavy Rain, Arrows, By His Grace, Ngozi:Abeg Marry Us, Naomi, The Suitors and Not Your Wealth.

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