IN SHORT: Online claims about the death of Nigerian actor Tony Umez are false. The artist is alive and well.
Nollywood actor Tony Umez is dead, claims a video published on Facebook in Nigeria on 4 September 2023.
The video shows several photos of Umez.
“R.I.P TONY UMEZ..may God accept,” reads the text in the video.
‘I am very much alive and well’
On 5 September, Umez shared a video of himself where he debunked claims about his death.
The text accompanying the video reads, in part: “I want to assure you that I am very much alive and well. These false reports are nothing but baseless rumors spread by individuals with ill intentions. I will be taking legal action against these persons, as their actions not only infringe upon my rights but also cause unnecessary distress to my loved ones and fans.”
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