Nigerian Nollywood actor Victor Decker has been found dead in his apartment yesterday (Monday) by his neighbours at about 5pm.
This was confirmed by Jesse Nazareth, the Mayor of the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria, Abuja, who said Decker’s neighbour has to break the door to his apartment before they found his lifeless decomposed body seated in his sitting room. However, the cause of his death is not yet known, he died at the age of 72 .
Nazareth said, “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 already decomposing. I rushed down there to arrange the necessary things.”
She noted that several hospital rejected the body of the late actor, because it was already decomposing.
“I had to obtain a police report, and cars to convey him to a hospital, but they rejected him because his body was already decomposing. At about 3am this morning, we were referred to a private hospital in Bwari, Abuja, where they accepted his body this morning, they are embalming his body but they need to first reduce its size as he has swollen.”
Until his death, Decker was a member of the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria (AGN).
The deceased rose to limelight after staring in several movies including “If I am president,” and “Lotanna”.
Lolo Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News