Just a few days after the 1 year anniversary of the death of respected Nollywood producer, Amaka Igwe, another veteran Nollywood practitioner has been declared dead.
The actor in question is none other than Peter Bunor, a veteran actor popular on the TV screens in the 80s and late 90s. The Delta State-born actor was declared dead later on Friday, May 1, 2015 by his son, Peter Bunor Jnr, who had achieved a measure of prominence as a child actor years ago.
The veteran actor, popular for playing the role of a godfather or head of mafia rings in several Nollywood movies back then, reportedly died of complications resulting from an ailment believed to be stroke that he had to battle for the last few years of his life. His son announced his death on Facebook, writing: ‘In the early hours of today, my father, friend, teacher, confidant passed on.’
According to a NET report back in 2013, Peter Bunor had complained that his peers, including some of those whose entrance and growth in the industry he helped brought into place, had abandoned him. An actor of several years standing in the Nigerian movie industry, Peter was celebrated in 2010 by Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) for having spent 30 years in the Nollywood setting as an active practitioner.