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‘Olu Jacobs hale and hearty’, Joke Silva debunks death rumours

Popular Nollywood actress, Joke Silva, has rubbished rumours that her husband and legendary actor, Olu Jacobs has died.

Punch news reports that news making rounds on the internet has it that the veteran actor died on Tuesday (today). However, Silva told The Punch in a chat on Tuesday evening that her husband was hale and hearty.

Joke Silva said, “Don’t mind them, they’re just talking rubbish; don’t disturb your head. He is in the living room right now about to have Eba and Ogbono soup. Let them keep deceiving themselves. He is hale and hearty.”

News of Jacobs' alleged demise began trending on Twitter on Tuesday evening with fans asking for clarification from family and colleagues. It is, however, unclear how the news broke. The 79-year-old veteran star actor has been away from spotlight for a few years now with reports claiming he was battling an unnamed illness. However, actress Uche Jombo recently shared a video of Jacobs at a Lancelot Imasuen movie set in Lagos.

She further stated that the family had been getting calls from friends and associates who had wanted to know if the report was true.

The entertainment couple have been praised for their contributions to the Nigerian film industry and promotion of the African heritage.

NOTE: This is totally wrong, how will someone just start to broadcast death of somebody who is still alive. I expected people to make some findings before jumping into conclusion. Seriously this is one of the worst rumor ever been spread. Thank God her wife quickly debunk the rumor about his husband. 

Please let be cautious before we post or published any information or rumor without clear evidence. We wish him good earth.

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