Veteran Nollywood actor, Prince James Uche, who had been battling with diabetes, blindness, high blood pressure and kidney-related disease for about t
Veteran Nollywood actor, Prince James Uche, who had been battling with diabetes, blindness, high blood pressure and kidney-related disease for about two years now is dead. The actor died on Tuesday afternoon while on his way to carry out his routine dialysis in a private hospital in Festac, Lagos. The late actor was due to travel to India next tomorrow for a kidney transplant before he met his untimely death. He had gotten his visa to travel but a few days ago, started having complications and finally gave up while he was being taken to the hospital for his routine dialysis.
The actor’s death comes as a rude shock to the industry, because he had recently just a received a life line from Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State through #SavePrinceJamesUche team led by Rita Edochie and Chioma Okoye. The governor donated N3 million as well as approved N10 million as the state’s contribution to save the actor’s life last month.
Prince Uche who has been in the hospital for about a year and seven months reportedly required N2.6 million to pay his hospital bills and N11 million for kidney transplant and eye surgery in India. His ordeal started way back in 2010, after he was struck with a strange illness that did not only keep him off movie location for many years, but also impoverished him.