Veteran Yoruba actor, Alfred Rotimi popularly known as 'Ilu Venture', has died.

The talented actor and filmmaker, who is one of the pioneers of the Yoruba industry, passed away on Wednesday, February 27 after a brief battle with undisclosed illness at his Abeokuta, Ogun State residence.

The Abeokuta chapter of Theater Arts and Motion Picture Producers Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) made this known in a statement.

“It saddens me to announce the untimely death of our beloved colleague Hon. Alfred Rotimi Popoola aka Ilu Venture.  After brief sickness yesterday 27th Feb. 2019.

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"There will be a short memorial service at St Jude Cathedral, Church, Iberekodo, Abeokuta by 12:00noon on February 28th.

"In order to give him last respect, we planned to join the family at Lantoro Mortuary by 10 am tomorrow from where we will move to the church.  May his soul rest in peace! Ilu too digba ooo se" the statement read.

May his soul rest in peace.

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