Veteran actor Natty dies




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Veteran comedic actor, Romanus Uchenna Amuta aka ‘Natty’ starred in the 1980s cinematic classic ‘New Masquerade’ has passed on.

He reportedly died yesterday morning. The actor was partially paralysed, as a result stroke.

Before , Natty was the few surviving cast the once celebrated comedic flick, New Masquerade.

Cast such as James Iroha (Giringory Akabuogu), Christy Essien-Igbokwe (Apena), Claude Eke (Jegede Shokoya) have died, while Davis Offor (Clarus) is currently blind.

Stroke caught up Amuta in 2006, and left him bedridden.

However, he regained steps in 2010 but by then, the right side body had gone numb, he could only manage to limp.

Natty in an interview PUNCH saturday beats, February 2, 2013 said if the of Nigeria did help him, he would die soon.

“Will be in New Masquerade and still be in real life, and even that ’m about to die?” he wondered, tears dropping from eyes.

’m … … so, so, so, so that I could even cure the stroke when was just starting. that (the stroke) is even worse, there is no to even enjoy myself, even if na small enjoyment before I quench like my mama wey die a long ago,” he added.

The ‘New Masquerade’ series that brought Amuta (Natty) into limelight aired on the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) for many years.