The Theater Arts and Motion Pictures Producers Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) has given more update on the death of Veteran Yoruba actor, Jamiu Aliu popularly addressed as ‘Aworo’.
The late thespian who acted mainly in the Yoruba movie sector of the film industry died in a hospital in Ado-Ekiti this Thursday’s afternoon.
In an exclusive chat with our correspondent, the president of the Theater Arts and Motion Picture Producers Association of Nigeria, Bolaji Amusan popularly known as Mr Latin, described the late actor as a cultural ambassador.
According to him, “It is very true that Chief Jimoh Aliu is dead. He was a veteran and like a pathfinder in the movie industry. He paid his dues and may God accept his soul.
“He died in a hospital in Ado-Ekiti this afternoon. He was in the hospital for the past four days.
“Unfortunately, I am not a medical doctor. So there is no way I can know the cause of his death. I know he was sick, he was taken to the hospital and he died this afternoon.”
The comic actor further said that the late Aliu lived a fulfilled life.
“He lived a well-fulfilled life and he passed on at the ripe age of over 85. He paid his due in the entertainment industry. He was a cultural ambassador. Chief Jimoh Aliu was a father and grandfather. He was an icon,” Mr Latin said.
The late actor popular referred to as Aworo was born on November 11, at Oke-Imesi, a city in Ekiti State. He began his acting career in 1959 after joining Akin Ogungbe Theatre Group.