Veteran Nollywood actor, Chief Lari Williams has been been reported dead at age 81 following long term illness.
Lari Williams who was famous for his roles in hit soap operas such as Village Headmaster, Ripples, and Mirror in the Sun, died on Sunday in his hometown(Ikom), cross River State.
The news was disclosed in a statement made available to our source by his family.
During his lifetime, Williams was a poet, playwright and celebrated actor both in and live theatre and on screen, earning him a prestigious national honour; Member of the Order of the Federal Republic in 2008.
Chief Williams was the first president of the Actor’s Guild of Nigerial and had a career that spanned over five decades.
He studies journalism at the London school of Journalism and proceeded to study English at Morley College and then drama at the Mountview Theatre School and Stratford E15 Acting School, England to become a professional actor.
“He will be grately missed by his family and friends. Burrial arrangement will be announced soon,” the statement read.