Veteran Nollywood actor Lari Williams has passed on at the age of 81 after battling an undisclosed illness for a long period of time.

According to a statement released by his family, the veteran actor died at his home in Ikom, Cross River State.

Lari Williams

Until his death, Williams was popular for his roles in hit soap operas such as ‘Village Headmaster’, ‘Ripples’, and ‘Mirror in The Sun‘.

Chief Williams was the first president of the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria and had a career that spanned over five decades.

He studied Journalism at the London School of Journalism, proceeded to study English at Morley College, and then Drama at the Mountview Theatre School and Stratford E15 Acting School, England to become a professional actor.

Story: Hilda Katu