Veteran Nollywood actor, Chief Lari Williams, has passed away at the age of 81 following a long illness.
A statement from the family on Monday confirmed the death of Williams. The thespian who was famous for his roles in hit soap operas such as Village Headmaster, Ripples, and Mirror in The Sun, died on Sunday at his home in Ikom, Cross River State.
During his lifetime, Williams was a poet, playwright and celebrated actor both in 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 Actors’ Guild of Nigeria and had a career that spanned over five decades