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Son Dispels Rumours On Olu Jacob’s Death

Amid death rumors and speculations on social media, Nollywood legend Olu Jacobs’ family on Sunday has confirmed that he is well and alive.

The first child of the renowned actor Soji, informed reporters that, unlike what has been widely reported online, his 81-year-old father is still alive.

In a video that Soji sent to reporters, the renowned actor could be seen sitting quietly and sporting a clean shave.

During the activity, the older and frail-looking Jacobs was heard having a terse dialogue with his barber and those around him.

The “death” of Jacobs, 81, has been rumoured a number of times since November 2021 when his actress wife, Joke Silva, opened up on the health struggles of her husband. But the family has debunked such incidents at several times, posting videos and photos of their patriarch to discredit rumour-mongers.

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Back in 2021, Silva, the 62-year-old respected actress and longtime wife of Jacobs, revealed that her husband has been battling with Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) for a couple of years, hence, his absence from movie screens.

“He is dealing with issues and it has been going on for a couple of years. It is known as dementia with Lewy Body. It is a degenerative disease that affects the brain and it is almost like a Parkinson’s type of disease, it affects the brain so you don’t see the shaking. It affects the person,” she had said in a Channels Television interview.

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“It’s been hard on him because he doesn’t understand what is going on and also on family members as well. We have gone through it over the past couple of years and we thank God.



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