- Actor Chike Bryan is dead
- He suffered stroke while in a friend's car after receiving a call from home
- Bryan underwent kidney transplant in 2014 after former president Goodluck Jonathan donated N10m
- His death comes barely two weeks after the death of Prince James Uche
Death has again snatched another Nollywood actor, Chike Bryan Nnamani.
Bryan who was an actor and former president of Scriptwriters Guild of Nigeria (SGN) died on Saturday, March 25, 2017. His death is coming barely two weeks after the death of veteran actor Prince James Uche, died of kidney failure.
Bryan was diagnosed with chronic renal failure in July 2013 and underwent regular dialysis at Igando General Hospital, Lagos. He had a successful kidney transplant in June 2014, after ex-President Goodluck Jonathan donated N10 million for his treatment abroad through the Actors Guild Nigeria president Ibinabo Fiberesima.
He, however, died three years after he survived the kidney transplant in India.
His close friend and colleague, Mac Collins Chidebe broke the news of his death on Facebook on Saturday, March 25 narrating what led to his death. He wrote:
“I never knew we could be close; never expected to weep for a friend who turned out to be a buddy. A guy who held no grudge, malice or hate in his good heart against another.
Today, he's no more. His bit is done here on earth. I will always remember him. A guy I have worked so closely with in almost 10 months. Suddenly he disappear from my life. Death, O death, why?
He woke up this morning hale and hearty. He had breakfast at a friend's and was on his way to the office. As he was driving down in the friend's car he received phone call from home about some happenings, there he lost his cool.
Afterwards, the friend asked him to calm down no matter what but it was too late. My buddy, the one I call CBN, his initials, suddenly developed stroke, throwing up nonstop in the friend's car.
Praying fervently for him, our friend made a turn and drove on neck break speed to his house where he picked his wife and rushed him to the hospital where he was admitted but later referred to to LASUTH in Ikeja.
On getting to LASUTH, the wife was told the hospital could not admit him for lack of bed space. For almost 5 hours my buddy was hanging on to dear life without treatment. How callous can some medical personnel be! An emergency case was treated with so much nonchalance.
So much grief, sorrow, and tears in his home. CBN left behind a young wife and 5 lovely kids. I pray God to give the family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.
Perpetual light shine upon him O' Lord.
I shall truly miss you CBN. Sleep in the bosom of the Lord.
Adieu Chike Bryan Nnamani.”
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