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Tears as Nollywood actor Junior Pope laid to rest in his hometown (Photos/Video)

Nollywood actor John Paul Obumneme Odonwodo, popularly known as Junior Pope, has been laid to rest in his hometown, on May 17th, 2023.

The 43-year-old actor died alongside four others on April 10 when their boat capsized in the River Niger while returning from a movie shoot.

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Nollywood actor Junior Pope dies
Nollywood actor Junior Pope

The film star was earlier reported to have survived the accident when doctors attempted to resuscitate him in a hospital.

“It’s so so sad that our joy was short lived. Two notable hospitals tried their best to revive him but to no avail. We finally lost him,” Emeka Rollas Ejezie, the president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), posted on Facebook.

Following his death, his family released his funeral arrangements, revealing that the actor would be laid to rest on the 17th of May.

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In an update to it, the actor’s burial ceremony is currently ongoing in his hometown of Ukehe, in Enugu State.

Photos and videos from the funeral are fast making rounds on the internet, and his wife, who was holding their last child, could be seen in tears.

It is crucial to know that a final thanksgiving mass will be held on Sunday, May 19 at St. Peter’s Parish Ukche Nsukkaa, Igboetiti LGA, Enugu.

Social media users penned their emotional thoughts as they took to comment section. Some reactions are shown below:

euphrosa said, “No one should stress this woman. I curse any soul or human that will ever dare to inflict more pain. May heaven and earth deprive that soul of everything good. God condole this woman and give her the grace to raise her sons😭😭 this is heart wrenching 😢”.

ig_fbb said, “In the course of looking for what to eat, may we not get eaten. 🙏 Rest Easy, JNR Pope!”

nkluv00 said, “The first son already understands that his dad is gone. What a pity.”

colmac_auto_transport said, “Imagine what his widow is going through, imagine the kids asking their Mom questions like where is Daddy ? Sending her strength In Jesus Mighty Name Amen.”

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