The late Philemon Ihediwa.
A Nigerian movie producer and actor, Philemon Ihediwa is dead.
The Punch reports that Ihediwa, one of the few Nigerian actors who ventured into Hollywood, was found dead in his American apartment bathroom on Saturday.
Police sources said his bloated body was found in his apartment as he fell on the floor in his bathroom, hitting his head against the bathtub.
The Monday preceding the incident, Ihed (as he is fondly called in the US), during a telephone conversation with his female friend, Louise Gorsham, who lived ‘across town, had complained about not feeling well and that he would retire early to bed as the woman pleaded with him to call her when he woke up at sunrise to which he agreed and they both wished each other goodnight.
According to her: “The next day, I called several times throughout the day but he did not respond to my call. I sent text messages. No response. I waited till Wednesday to repeat calls and text messages. I did not hear from him. I was also at work.
Kenneth Okonkwo and the late Ihediwa.