Veteran Nollywood actor, Lari Williams is dead. He died at the age of 81 after a protracted illness.
A statement from the family on Monday confirmed the death of Williams.
The veteran actor died in his hometown, Ikom, Cross-River.
Williams was educated at CMS Grammar School, Lagos.
He was the first actor to ever perform on top of Zuma Rock in Abuja FCT, 1,200 feet high, where he performed his late friend, Maman Vatsa’s poem, ‘The bird that sings in the rain”.
Foluke Daramola took to her Instagram page to mourn the veteran actor, sharing his Photos the actress wrote;
My uncle Larry is gone again, yet another veteran with dreams left unachieved and unfulfilled, haaa😭😭😭😭I remember the last time I saw him before I took him for this photo shoot, he said and I quote “Foluke pls don’t lemme die without printing these books out and launching it”and he made me promise I will help him achieve this to reality. That was y we (@phursuns and myself) to take these photographs with the intention to use them for the books and the event to launch them, then he fell ill and he had to travel to his home state and the next thing I hear is he’s GONE😭😭😫😫😫😨😨😨😱😱😱 though he wasn’t a young man to die but how do I deal with the guilt that I feel so deep and strong of me not being able to fulfill uncle Larry’s dreams of publishing his books??? How??!!! How??!! How??!!!
RIP uncle Larry Williams am in so much pains and I can’t even help the tears from falling. May ur gentle soul Rest In Peace