Actor Leo Mezei has died.
The actor’s death was announced by his colleague Chioma Toplis on Instagram on Monday.
According to Chioma, Leo Mezie, aged 46, died on Saturday in Abuja while recovering from a kidney transplant.
She wrote: “Actor Leo Mezie is dead. He died on Saturday in Abuja while recovering from a kidney transplant. His corpse has been moved to Umuahia his hometown. RIP Leo.”
Earlier in July 2016, word got out that the actor was down with a kidney-related disease.
The news came barely a month after popular Nigerian music producer, OJB Jezreel, passed on. The latter died three years after he underwent a kidney transplant.
In 2016, Leo Mezie shared his account details and welcomed contributions while his colleagues rallied round to raise the over 60,000 pounds required to carry out a transplant.
Leo featured in movies like Royal Messenger, Secret Adventure, Final War, Total War and Heart of a Slave.
The actor died two days after another actor Gbenga Richards’ death was announced.