After 2 years of battling with several diseases Nollywood actor Prince James Uche gave up the ghost in Festac Town Lagos. The 55-year old actor has been battling diabetes, blindness, high blood pressure and a kidney disease since 2016.
He died on Wednesday March 8th in a hospital in 3rd avenue,Festac, Lagos. He’s been bedridden an the hospital for 2 years.
Prince James Uche was unconscious for 5 days and on his way for dialysis in an ambulance when he died at 2:15pm. He was scheduled to travel to India this Saturday for further treatment.
Before he died he complained bitterly,
“When I was the Vice-president of the Association of Nigerian Authors(AGN), I spear-headed the creation of state chapters like Abia, Imo, Enugu, Rivers, Akwa-Ibom and Niger State. And this is one claim no one dare fault.” Lamenting further, the bulky actor who is now a shadow of his old self said,
“I single-handedly revived the Association of Movie producers(AMP) and registered the Movie Marketers Association based in Onitsha. And up till now, neither AMP nor MMA members have visited or called on me. Why should they abandon me now when I need them most?”
Tracing the genesis of the illness, Prince Uche disclosed that it all started after he collided with a BRT bus in the Anthony Village area of Lagos. Looking pale and frail on his hospital bed, the father of three children, recalled All I can remember was colliding with the bus. The next thing I noticed was that my leg began to swell. And since the incident happened, I have visited several Churches and hospitals to no avail”
He is survived with a young family of 3 kids, first son is thirteen, second is eleven and the last child is nine years old.
May his soul Rest in peace