78 year-old Eddie Ugbomah was up for surgery on Monday, May 13, but unfortunately, the veteran filmmaker died on Saturday afternoon in Lagos after a protracted illness
His death was announced by Shaibu Hussein, a member of a fundraising committee set up for his treatment.
Hussein in a Facebook post said, “I have the permission of the Chair of the Chief Eddie Ugbomah Medical Fund Committee Alhaji Adedayo Thomas (DG, NFVCB) to break the news of the passage into eternity of the Veteran Filmmaker Chief Eddie Ugbomah, OON.
“The veteran Nollywood filmmaker died at the hospital where he was scheduled to undergo a surgery on Monday. Sad…but we totally submit to the Almighty.”
Chief Eddie Ugbomah made a public appeal for assistance to enable him carry out his surgery, but only a few responded as at the time of his death, www.e-nigeriang.com gathered.