Veteran Nollywood actor Victor Becker was found dead at his apartment in Abuja.
Neighbours of the 72-year-old found his body on Monday evening after they noticed he had not been out for days.
The news was confirmed by Jesse Nazareth, Mayor of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Abuja on Tuesday.
Miss Nazareth said the actor’s neighbours broke down the door to his apartment and found his lifeless decomposing body in his sitting room.
“Yes, Victor Decker is dead. I am in the mortuary where they want to embalm him. I am not aware of the cause of his death. I just got a call that his neighbours did not see him for days so they got concerned.”
“They went to his house, knocked on his door but got no response so they had to break down the door. That was when they saw him sitting on his chair lifeless.
“He was already smelling as he was decomposing. I rushed down there to arrange the necessary things,” she told The Punch.
Miss Nazareth said she had to obtain a police report and car to carry the body to a hospital, adding that most hospitals rejected the body because of the state it was in.
According to her, they were referred to a private hospital in Bwari, Abuja, where the body was finally accepted on Tuesday morning.