Earlier, on 30th June 2024, some propagandists online were spreading rumors of the death of the 82-year-old veteran Nollywood legend Olu Jacob, claiming he had passed on. The family immediately came online to debunk the claims by posting a video of the actor having his beard shaved. The wife of the movie thespian Joke Silva revealed that her husband is fine and doing perfectly. This is the second time rumors about the death of the legendary Nigerian actor will be making the rounds on social media. Joke Silva in her reply to an SMS inquiry by our reporter replied “My husband is alive and doing just fine.” Also, Betty Irabor, an associate of the family has debunked the rumor.

The octogenarian actor has been battling dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) for a while now, leading to his incapacitation and halt to his career as an actor as revealed by his wife in 2021.