James Iroha a.k.a Gringory Akabogu Of The New Masquerade Passes @ 69
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James Iroha a.k.a Gringory Akabogu, Nigeria`s foremost comedian and cast in the now rested soap opera New Masquerade, has passed at 69. His son, Akwari James Iroha, confirmed his passing on his face book posting
'Sept 1942- Feb 2012. Not long ago, a man we have all come to love, a man that has made us laugh, a friend to all but will always be Dad to my little sister Ugonma, my brothers Chiemela, Uche, Kelechi and me passed on.â€¨'
'Chief James Udensi Akwari Iroha OON has passed on. May his cheerful soul rest in the Lord. Akwari James Iroha ( for the family).' Normal.dotm 0 0 1 59 339 huhuonline 2 1 416 12.0 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false
The Acting President of the Actors' Guild of Nigeria, Segun Arinze, also confirmed the death through a terse statement which read: "I just received the sad news now that Veteran Actor James Iroha, aka Gringory, of the popular Masquerade tv comedy series is dead!
"I spoke with the Son Uche who confirmed the story. He was aged 69 years. We at AGN commiserate with his family May God Grant him eternal rest."
Gringory had played a prominent role in the Masquerade, later renamed New Masquerade, which was immensely popular in the 1970s and 1980s.