Comic Yoruba Actor Dejo Tunfulu Dies

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By Aduragbemi Omiyale

A comic Yoruba actor, Mr Dejo Adetokunbo, otherwise known as Dejo Tunfulu, has been reported dead.

The major reason for his demise could not be ascertained at the time of filing this report, but it was gathered that the thespian suffered unexpected bleeding on the set of his new movie.

According to reports, he received medical attention for the bleeding but lost the battle to death afterwards.

This unfortunate incident has thrown the movie industry into mourning as the deceased was loved by many of his colleagues and fans.

One of his colleagues, Kunle Afod, who is also a movie producer and director, expressed shock over the death of Dejo Tunfulu.

“Haaaaaaa, this is so sad, Pressy Tunfulu, daddy Junior. [I] still can’t believe this,” Kunle Afod wrote on his Instagram page on Friday in reaction to the death of the actor.

Dejo Tunfulu acted in several movies in the Yoruba movie industry, majorly playing role of a childish stammerer.

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