Nollywood Mourns As Veteran Actor, Olu Jacobs Passes On

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Veteran Nollywood actor, Olu Jacobs has reportedly passed on.

According to social media sources, the actor died on Sunday, June 30, at the age of 82.

Recall that Jacobs, a multiple award-winning actor, has been battling dementia for some time.

In a recent interview, his wife Joke Silva said her husband’s poor health had changed him significantly, adding that Olu Jacobs is no longer the man she walked down the aisle with 37 years ago.

“It hasn’t been easy. There was a point of acceptance for me that everything happening is reality. It is like the person I married, 80 per cent of the time, is no longer there,” she said.

“But the thing is this: when he was there, he was an incredible father to his children and an amazing husband. He was practically my best friend.”

Silva said despite her husband’s health challenge, she has not stopped loving him.

 “The husband I knew is no longer there for me. This man that is here is someone I still love, but love in a different way,” she said.

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