– Actor Alkali Matt has passed away on a movie set
– The Nigerian actor was said to have died on Tuesday, March 24, at the age of 36
– It was gathered that Matt was on the set of an epic movie shooting in a village in Nasarawa state Nollywood has lost another actor to the cold hands of death.
36-year-old Alkali Matt reportedly passed away while shooting on a movie set on Tuesday, March 24.
The young actor, who was known as Dareng on the popular Nollywood series Halita, was said to have been filming an epic movie in Masaka village in Karu local government area, Nasarawa state.
According to Halita production company, Familiar Grounds Media, he was one of the much-valued cast on the set.
The executive producer, Dimbo Atiya, announced the sad news on her Instagram page.
Atiya prayed that the Lord will grant Matt’s family the fortitude to bear the loss and wished him a peaceful rest.
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Familiar Grounds Media would like to send our deepest condolences to the family of AKALI MATHEW who played the character of DARENG on the TV Series HALITA. He was one of our much-valued cast, who died on the 24th of March 2020. This extremely sad event took place suddenly while he was filming on another set for an Epic movie in a village near Keffi. This has come as a rude shock to us all and we pray that the Lord will grant his family the fortitude to bear this great loss. From all of us at Familiar Grounds we say Rest in Power “DARENG
Not long after the news was announced, controversial journalist Kemi Olunloyo had reported that the actor passed away after being exposed to someone who had coronavirus. Atiya immediately shared another Instagram post to shut down the claims.
The executive producer revealed that Matt had a blood clot condition and he was always treating with doctors, but the actor recently sort out a traditional solution.
The executive producer also added that the cause of his death has not been revealed. Atiya said the production company offered to do an autopsy but his family members said they wanted to bury their son in peace.
In the statement, it was added that Matt never attended the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards. Atiya made it clear that even if Matt had contact with anyone who had coronavirus it was not on Halita set because he stopped filming on their set a month ago and they shut down on Monday, March 23.
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ATTENTION! FAMILIAR GROUNDS WILL LIKE TO SWIFTLY ATTEND TO THIS FALSEHOOD BY @kemiolunloyo. First of all our condolences again to the family of late Matt Alkali. It is sad that the facts of this situation have been turned around to mislead the general public on the death of this amazing young actor. MATT ALKALI was not filming on the HALITA set as Familiar Grounds Media officially closed set mon 23rd in conforming with the plea by Govt. All cast and crew of Halita were disengaged. MATT ALKALI had stopped filming about a month ago. 2. The "set" he was working on was a different film project by some independent producers from Masaka in Karu. He was said to be on the location of the project since Sunday. 3. Alkali Matt had blood clot condition for a long time, something he had managed with othordox medcine. But sort local traditional solution recently, I spoke with him on phone just on Sat. 3. He was not at the AMVCA. 4. And even if he had a contact with anyone with COVID 19 here in Abuja he will still be in the incubating period. (If he did come in contact with the virus, it was not on the set of HALITA or through anyone on that project as it is speculated. 5. Kemi as a journalist did not contact me the Executive Producer or Mr Bem the Series Producer for clarifications before going to press with this malicious publication, her journalistic competence at this point is questionable. 6. Untill she has solid proven facts that his death was caused by COVID 19 or he came in contact with anyone with it, this is a figment of her imagination, fiction at best. 7. Familiar Grounds Media offered to carry an autopsy to know what happend to him, his family's wish was they are not interested, they will like to bury their son in peace. This can be verified from the officials at the FEDERAL MEDICAL CENTER KEFFI which by the w
ay is the hospital he was taken to. I am sure our dear madam journalist did not know that talk more of calling to confirm the facts. 8. MATT ALKALI will be transported home on fri for a burial on Sat. If the authorities or Miss Kemi is willing to perform an autopsy please there is a window of opprotunity for that to happen. DIMBO ATIYA Exec. Prod. HALIT
The actor reportedly passed away months after battling with two chronic ailments.
The actor, who was from Ijebu, Ogun state, was said to have been hospitalised for over six months after he was diagnosed. He was being treated at a hospital in Sagamu, Remo in Ogun state. According to reports, Ajumoko was diagnosed with kidney failure and diabetes disease.
It was also reported that the actor was earlier diagnosed with hypertension, which led to the failure of his kidneys. It was said that Ajumoko was being treated in secret when he was diagnosed but when the illness got worse it was revealed to the public.