Veteran Nigerian actor, Chief Lari Williams, has died at the age of 81.
Williams, who was popular for his roles in hit soap operas such as Village Headmaster, Ripples, and Mirror in The Sun, died on Sunday at his home in Ikom, Cross River State, South-south region of Nigeria. He had been ill for a long time.
This was disclose in a statement release to the media by the family.
He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. The funeral arrangements will be announce soon, according to the statement.
Williams was a poet, playwright, and celebrated actor in both live theater and film during his lifetime, earning him a prestigious national honor: Member of the Order of the Federal Republic in 2008.
Chief Williams was the first president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria and had a five-decade career.