Popoola, famously known as ‘Ilu Venture’ reportedly died yesterday at his residence in Abeokuta, Ogun State after a brief illness.
The actor’s death was confirmed by the Abeokuta chapter of Theatre Arts and Movie Practitioners Association of Nigeria, TAMPAN.
A statement on Thursday confirming his death, announced plans by the actor’s family to bury him immediately; according to his wishes.
The statement reads: “We are saddened to announce the untimely death of our beloved colleague Hon. Alfred Rotimi Popoola aka Ilu Venture. After brief sickness; yesterday 27th Feb., 2019.
“There will be a short memorial service at St Jude Cathedral, Church, Iberekodo, Abeokuta.