Three years after surviving a kidney transplant in India Nollywood actor and former President of Scriptwriters Guild of Nigeria, SGN, Chike Bryan has died.
According to his close friend and colleague, Mac Collins Chidebe, who broke the news on Saturday on Facebook, Bryan was riding in his friend’s car when he received a phone call from home about some happenings. Then he lost his cool.
Afterwards, the friend asked him to calm down but it was too late. He suddenly had a stroke and began throwing up in his friend’s car.
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Mac Collins 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.
“Praying fervently for him, our friend made a turn and 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 my buddy was hanging on to dear life without treatment. How callous can some medical personnel be! An emergency case was treated with so much nonchalance.
Late Chike Bryan was diagnosed with chronic renal failure in July 2013 and underwent regular dialysis at Igando General Hospital, Lagos.
In June 2014, He had a successful kidney transplant after President Goodluck Jonathan donated N10 million for Bryan’s treatment abroad. The money was given to him through the AGN President, Ibinabo Fiberesima.
Some of Chike’s greatest movie projects include Magic Cap, A Million Madness, and Polygamy.
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The heartbreaking news about the death of Chike Bryan is coming just about 2 weeks after another Veteran Nollywood actor, Prince James Uche, died after battling with Diabetes, Blindness, High Blood Pressure and kidney-related disease for about two years.
Prince James Uche died on March 8 on his way to carry out his routine dialysis in a private hospital in Festac, Lagos.