Actress Regina Chukukwu has mourned her colleague Osmond Gbadebo who she jokingly called her ‘boyfriend’ in a throwback video she posted on Instagram.
Osmond’s death was announced on Monday, May 30, by some of his colleagues like Madam Saje, Afeez Owo, Kunle Afod and Zainab Bakare.
Reacting to the tragic loss, in an Instagram post on Tuesday, Regina pointed out that waking up to the news of Gbadebo’s demise was the hardest thing she ever had to deal with in recent times.
The mother of two recollected praying for the actor who told her that the worst part was over and she should be thanking God on his behalf.
She wrote: “Osmond!!! Waking up to the news of your demise is the hardest thing I have had to deal with in recent time
Haaaaa osmond haaaaa! The last time we saw on set, I remembered praying for you, I remembered how worried I was and you told me the worst has passed that all I should be doing is thanking God in your behalf haaaaaaa Osmond, so that time we spoke on the phone was going to be that last time it’s been very very hard to stop the tears o, cos for real you is one guy with a free spirit, you are nice I mean this guy was just a nice human and very hardworking To think you just had a baby and that young wife of yours. It’s well o. Rest In Peace my brother. This is really hard but we can’t question God.”
In his tribute to the deceased, actor Jide Awobona said the times he bumped into Osmond, the deceased said that he was getting better. Jide also said that though the actor and filmmaker had lost weight, he was still strong and sound.
He wrote on Instagram, “I ALWAYS ASK EACH TIME I BUMP INTO YOU IF YOU’RE BETTER NOW, YOU ALWAYS TOLD ME YOU WERE FINE AND RECUPERATING WELL, I BELIEVED YOU ON THE LAST JOB YOU COORDINATED FOR MURPHY, ASIDE FROM YOUR WEIGHT LOSS THAT YOU WERE GRADUALLY REGAINING, YOU WERE STRONG, SOUND, AND STILL THE OSMOND THAT I KNOW WITH A VERY HIGH SENSE OF HUMOUR.
“YOU NEVER CEASE TO TELL ME HOW MUCH OF A GOOD ACTOR I AM, EGBON MI, YOU ARE A WARRIOR, YOU FOUGHT TILL THE END. I PRAY GOD FORGIVES YOUR SINS, PROTECT ALL YOU LEFT BEHIND, GRANT US AND YOUR FAMILY THE FORTITUDE TO BEAR THIS. I WILL MISS YOU.”