Veteran Nollywood actor, Romanus Amuta, popularly known for his role ‘Natty’ in ‘New Masquerade’, is dead. Amuta died at the age of 79 in a hospital in Lagos after battling a protracted ailment.
His first child, Chukwuma Amuta, confirming his death in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Enugu, described him as a caring father who did his best to raise his children.
“Yes! My father died this morning in Lagos after a protracted illness,” he told NAN.
In 2014, news of his death went viral but the deceased debunked it, revealing that Ibinabo Fiberesima and other colleagues donated funds for his treatment.
Amuta, who is an indigene of Ukana, in Udi LGA of Enugu State, came into the limelight after he featured in the ‘New Masquerade’.
The TV series was one of the most popular in the 80s. Amuta is survived by Cordelia, his wife, and six children.