Veteran Nollywood actor, Jide Kosoko’s wife, Henrietta (a popular Yoruba actress) has reportedly died on Monday morning, June 6, 2016.
According to the Nation, Henrietta, who only just celebrated her 53rd birthday last week, was said to have slumped at home and was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.
A close family source disclosed that before her demise, she was battling diabetes for a while, causing her sugar level to fluctuate.
Until her death, Henrietta was the second wife to veteran actor and former president of the Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners (ANTP), Jide Kosoko.
Jide Kosoko who is married to two wives Karimat and Henrietta has remained one of the few actors that have successfully featured in Yoruba and English movies.
The ‘Secret Room’ actor began his acting career as a child actor in 1964 in a television production Makanjuola. He has featured in several Nollywood movies of both English and Yoruba Genres.
Some of his major movies are ‘The Meeting’, ‘Last Flight To Abuja’, ‘The Figurine’, ‘Jenifa‘, ’Bolode O Ku’, ‘Kanyinsola’, ‘Oogun Aje’, and ‘Omo Iya Meta Leyi’.
Last month, Jide Kosoko was among the Six Nollywood actors and actresses who were beneficiaries of the 32 cars gifted out by Prophet Joshua Iginla, to commemorate his birthday.
The other Nollywood beneficiaries were Francis Duru, Alex Usifo, Ngozi Osondu, Ejike Asiegbu, Thelma Nwosu and Sunday Omobolanle popularly known as Aluwe.
Prophet Joshua Iginla, the Senior Pastor of Champions Royal Assembly, Kubwa, Abuja, explaining why he gave out 32 cars last Sunday to Nollywood actors, said the gesture was to dispel the wrong notion that many of them are rich as depicted in movies.
According to the cleric, many of the Nollywood stars are poor but many people erroneously think they are rich because of the kind of wealthy roles some of them play in the movies. He said this was his own way of correcting the wrong impression.