Colleagues of Nollywood actor, Murphy Afolabi, have expressed shock over the news of his death.
Afolabi reportedly died of injuries sustained from a fall in his bathroom on Sunday morning.
The Osun-born thespian recently celebrated his 49th birthday which was the last post on his Instagram page.
His colleagues took to their social media handles to pay tribute to the deceased.
“A colleague of the late actor, Damola Olatunji, shared his picture on Instagram with the caption: “Murphy but why. We all celebrated your birthday on the 5th of May not knowing it was you saying goodbye.
“Vanity upon vanity, everything we do is ‘vanity’, empty, futile and short-lived. It doesn’t matter if you’re wise or a fool, ultimately, because everyone ends up dying. Rest on bruv. Sunnnre ooo.”
Actor Akin Olaiya also wrote “Murphy 😢 but why 😢 we all celebrated your birthday on the 5th of May not knowing it was you saying goodbye.
Nigerian comedian, Gbenga Adeyinka, also shared a picture of the late actor with the caption; “I am in total shock. May God grant you eternal rest Murphy.”
Actor and producer, Kunle Afod, wrote, “Black weekend in the industry. We lost 4 people in the space of 2 days… RIP Murphy Afolabi, RIP Saint OBI, RIP Adidigba, RIP Techno sound.”
Babatunde Tayo popularly known as Babatee also shared in the mourning of Afolabi. He wrote; “#originalkayeefi, GOOD NIGHT SIR. MURPHY, REST WELL SOLDIER, LIFE IS A GAMBLE SHA, THE FAMILY OF SIR MURPHY ACCEPT MY CONDOLENCES.”
Actress Biola Bayo, with wailing emojis, wrote “Black Sunday indeed! 😭😭🥱😭 May God grant you eternal rest 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭.”
Also, actor Olaniyi Afonja, popularly known as “Sanyeri”, said, “It is so shocking to hear the death of my wonderful friend, Murphy Afolabi. I pray God be with the family he left behind. Murphy rest in perfect peace.”
With the display of a picture of the deceased, actress Mosunmola Filani, said, “Oh my goodness….Just seeing this. This is so sad…I am so much in shock.
“A to e bi lere Olorun. May his soul rest in peace.”
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Afolabi is the third Nollywood actor to pass on within the week.
Obinna Nwafor, popularly known by his stage name, “Saint Obi”, reportedly died on Sunday, May 7, while veteran Yoruba actor, Mukaila Adedigba, popularly known as Alaafin Oro, died on Saturday. (NAN)