The popular Nollywood Actor, Chief Lari Williams died at the age of 81 after a long term illness that is yet to be disclosed. He died on Sunday at his home in Ikom, Cross River State.
Lari Williams is an actor, poet, and a playwright. He featured in so many plays in the 1970s, Forever (1997), Mission to Nowhere(2008) and Forever 2(1997).
Lari Williams studied journalism at the London School of Journalism, after which he went to Morley College and Moutview Theater School in London. He then proceeded to University of Iowa in America.
He tcame back to Nigeria in 1977 after getting an invitation from FESTAC’77 committee as a music poet, where he finally settled down with his family in Nigeria.
The Nollywood Actor was also the pioneer president of Actors Guild of Nigeria. The veteran actor was given a National Honour to be a member of the Order of the Federal Republic in the the year 2008.
Williams also teaches in three Federal universities in Nigeria.
Back in the year 2015, in an interview, the popular Nollywood Actor, Lari Williams had lamented and pleaded that he needed help because he was homeless and going blind.
Also in 2016, in a TV show Who deserves to be a millionaire, Lari Williams reveals that “things have been difficult”
“Goodnight Legend”, “Adieu legend of the stage and screen” many laments by his fans on the social media.