The Nigerian movie industry has been thrown into mourning once again as another prominent Nollywood scriptwriter, Chike Bryan, has been reported dead.
The deceased’s close pal, Mac Collins Chidebe, broke the news on Saturday on his Facebook wall.
According to Chidebe, Bryan was riding in his friend’s car when he received a phone call from home about some happenings and lost his cool.
He said all efforts by the friend to calm him down proved abortive as he suddenly had stroke and began throwing up in his friend’s car.
Chidebe wrote, “A guy I have worked so closely with in almost 10 months. Suddenly he disappears from my life. Death, O death, why? he woke up this morning hale and hearty. He had breakfast at a friend’s and was on his way to the office’’.
“The friend was said to have drove on neck break speed to his house where he picked his wife and rushed him to the hospital where he was admitted but later referred to LASUTH in Ikeja.
“On getting to LASUTH, the wife was told the hospital could not admit him for lack of bed space. For almost five hours Bryan was hanging on to life without treatment.
The post reads further, “how callous can some medical personnel be! An emergency case was treated with so much nonchalance.
“So much grief, sorrow, and tears in his home. Bryan left behind a young wife and 5 lovely kids. I pray God to give the family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.”
The late scriptwriter was diagnosed with chronic renal failure in July 2013 and
underwent regular dialysis at Igando General Hospital, Lagos.
In June 2014, the deceased, who was the president of the Scriptwriters Guild of Nigeria, had a successful kidney transplant after former President Goodluck Jonathan donated N10 million for Bryan’s treatment abroad. The money was given to him through the AGN President, IbinaboFiberesima.
Some of his greatest movie projects include, Magic Cap, A Million Madness and Polygamy.