A veteran actor in Nigeria, Mr Sam Obiago, has died after a brief illness, information reaching Business Post indicates.

The movie star, who is fondly called Daddy Sam, was said to have died in the wee hours of Thursday, December 23, 2021.

According to information scooped by us, he died at the hospital, where he was quickly taken to when he complained of weakness.

Mr Obiago, who acted in several films before his demise, was said to have been under the weather but when things were becoming worse, he had to be taken to a hospital, where he later died.

The filmmaker, who hailed from Asaba in Delta State, until his death, was the chairman of Screen Writers Guild of Nigeria (SWGN) and was loved by several persons, including his colleagues and fans.