Nollywood Star Leo Mezie Dies After Kidney Transplant
By Modupe Gbadeyanka
An actor in the Nigerian film industry, Mr Leo Mezie, has died after a kidney transplant at a health facility in Abuja, Business Post reports.
A colleague of the decease, Chioma Toplis, confirmed the demise of the prolific Nollywood star in a post on one of her social media handles on Monday.
According to reports, Leo Mezie breadth passed on to the world beyond last Saturday after a recovery from a kidney transplant.
He had been in and out of the hospital for a while trying to get back on his feet until he succumbed to death over the weekend after developing complications.
“Actor Leo Mezie is dead. He died on Saturday in Abuja while recovering from a kidney transplant. His corpse has been moved to Umuahia his hometown. RIP Leo,” Chioma Toplis posted.
Recall that earlier this year, it was reported that the marriage between Leonard Mezie and his former banker wife, Maureen Chimezie Onyemachi, which was consummated in 2010, had crashed about four years ago.