Actor who won 2022 AMVCA, dies from fatal accident
Edgard Leroy, the actor who won the award for the Best Indigenous Movie (Yoruba) Category, at the last AMVCA, has been announced dead.
According to his colleague, David Akande, who announced his death on his Instagram page, the actor, hailed from Cameroon, was said to have died from a fatal accident, on his way to a movie location in Ibadan.
He died at the Sagamu area of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Saturday.
“Good night Edgard Leroy, my brother, friend and partner. I love you.
“On the 11th day of June 2022, a ghastly motor accident on Lagos Ibadan Expressway, precisely at Shagamu, cut short the life of one of Africa’s fast-rising filmmakers, Cameroonian-born Edgard Le Roy Nouke Ngedemon.”
“Born on the 13th of July 1995, this amazing Director, editor and motion graphics artist, was the first from his country to win the highly respected AMVCA award. And just a few weeks shy of his 27th birthday… this is the sad story of a life cut at its prime.”