Nollywood actor, Gbenga Akintunde popularly known as 'Burger' has died after a brief illness.

According to actor and producer, Kunle Afod who announced his death via Instagram, Akintunde died on Thursday, January 3, 2018, after visiting the hospital to complain of malaria.

"You called yesterday to confirm if I will still be holding my new year party today and I was called this afternoon that you are no more ...BURGER...Heard u went to the hospital to complain about malaria this afternoon and in few hours u are in the mortuary... this is so sad ......Planning to celebrate you in few days time ...imagine the shock and tears ..Oye olorun'' Kunle wrote.

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His family is yet to release a statement following his death.

The last Nollywood actor, who died in 2018 was Yoruba Nollywood actor, Ola Omonitan popularly known as Ajimajasan who passed away on October 18 at the age of 80.

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