The death of popular Veteran Nollywood actor, Lari Williams has been announced, Naija News reports.
Williams died peacefully on Sunday at his home in Ikom, Cross River State, after a long illness.
His death was made known in a statement by his family.
“He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. Burial arrangements will be announced soon,” the statement read
The late 81-year-old was famous for his role in soap operas such as Village Headmaster, Ripples, and Mirror in The Sun.
Williams, during his life time, was a poet, playwright and celebrated actor both in live theatre and on screen.
This earning him a prestigious national honour; Member of the Order of the Federal Republic in 2008.
Williams was the first president of the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria and had a career that spanned over five decades.
He studied Journalism at the London School of Journalism.
After that, Williams 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.