Colleagues of Nollywood actor Murphy Afolabi have expressed shock over the news of his death.
Afolabi reportedly died of injuries sustained from a fall in his bathroom on Sunday morning.
The Osun-born actor recently celebrated his 49th birthday, the last post on his Instagram page.
His colleagues took to their social media handles to pay tribute to the deceased.
A colleague of the late actor, Damola Olatunji, shared his picture on Instagram with the caption: “Murphy, but why? We all celebrate your birthday on the 5th of May, not knowing it was you saying goodbye.
“Vanity upon vanity, everything we do is ‘vanity’, empty, futile and short-lived. It doesn’t matter if you’re wise or a fool, ultimately, because everyone ends up dying. Rest on, bruv. Sunnnre ooo.”
Nigerian comedian Gbenga Adeyinka also shared a picture of the late actor with the caption, “I am in total shock. May God grant you eternal rest, Murphy.”
Actor and producer Kunle Afod wrote, “Black weekend in the industry. We lost four people in the space of 2 days… RIP Murphy Afolabi, RIP Saint OBI, RIP Adidigba, RIP Techno sound.”
Babatunde Tayo, popularly known as Babatee, also shared in the mourning of Afolabi. He wrote, “#originalkayeefi, good night, sir. Murphy, rest well, soldier. Life is a gamble, sha. The family of Sir Murphy, accept my condolences.”
Actress Biola Bayo, with wailing emojis, wrote, “Black Sunday indeed! May God grant you eternal rest .”
Olaniyi Afonja, popularly known as “Sanyeri”, said, “It is so shocking to hear of the death of my wonderful friend, Murphy Afolabi. I pray God be with the family he left behind. Murphy, rest in perfect peace.”
With the display of a picture of the deceased, actress Mosunmola Filani said, “Oh my goodness….Just seeing this. This is so sad…I am so much in shock.
Afolabi is the third Nollywood actor to pass on within the week.
Obinna Nwafor, popularly known by his stage name, “Saint Obi”, reportedly died on Saturday, May 7, while veteran Yoruba actor Mukaila Adedigba, popularly known as Alaafin Oro, died on Saturday.