Reports have emerged that popular Nigerian actor, Obinna Nwafor popularly called Saint Obi, has passed on at the age of 58 after a protracted illness.

It was reported that he died early in the week after battling an undisclosed illness for several months with no successful treatment.

The Actors Guild of Nigeria is yet to make a statement as the family reportedly have a little disagreement hence the delay to make a formal announcement.

Saint Obi is popularly known for his roles in Candle Light, Sakobi, Goodbye Tomorrow, Heart of Gold, Festival of Fire, Executive Crime , and Last Party.

He was also a film producer and film director.

Saint Obi gained prominence in his role in Zeb Ejiro’s Sakobi.