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Romanus Amuta Is Dead! (Natty Of 'New Masquerade Fame' Dies At 79) by HonNL: 9:43pm On Feb 09
Romanus Amuta, the ace actor better known for playing Natty in ‘New Masquerade’, the popular Nigerian sitcom, has passed away at 79.

Chukwuma Amuta, his first son, told NAN that the actor died in the early hours of Wednesday after battling a protracted ailment.

He described the film star as a caring father who did his best to raise his children.

“Yes! My father died this morning in Lagos after a protracted illness,” he said.

Amuta hailed from Ukana in Udi LGA of Enugu state. He started his career in the media landscape and worked with Daily Times newspaper before delving into the movie industry.

He came into the limelight after featuring in the ‘New Masquerade’ — which was one of the most popular TV series in the 80s.

Amuta also featured in several Nollywood movies including ‘Lion Finger’ (2003), ‘Eagles Bride’ (2005) and ‘Ijele’ (1999).

His blistering career suffered a setback after he had stroke in 2009.

At the time, rumours suggesting he had died swirled on numerous occasions but his family dismissed the claims.

In 2014, Chukwuma had refuted such claim.

“I am surprised to hear such a fallacious rumour. It is true that my dad had stroke some five years ago, that is 2009. Presently, he is clinically stable and he is recovering well,” he had said.

Amuta is survived by Cordelia, his wife, and six children.

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Re: Romanus Amuta Is Dead! (Natty Of 'New Masquerade Fame' Dies At 79) by BeeBeeOoh(m): 9:59pm On Feb 09
Our olden days actors don finish o cry

Rest in peace Natty, RIP 11:11

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Re: Romanus Amuta Is Dead! (Natty Of 'New Masquerade Fame' Dies At 79) by Benjaniblinks(m): 9:59pm On Feb 09
cry
RIP sir.

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Re: Romanus Amuta Is Dead! (Natty Of 'New Masquerade Fame' Dies At 79) by JackDaAlienz(m): 9:59pm On Feb 09
Indomie Generation Confused Right Now

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Re: Romanus Amuta Is Dead! (Natty Of 'New Masquerade Fame' Dies At 79) by Onyi90(m): 9:59pm On Feb 09
RIP

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Re: Romanus Amuta Is Dead! (Natty Of 'New Masquerade Fame' Dies At 79) by Nbotee(m): 9:59pm On Feb 09
Natty, "GRINGORI" in the voice of Ovuleria and Zebrudaya made TV fun back den

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Re: Romanus Amuta Is Dead! (Natty Of 'New Masquerade Fame' Dies At 79) by TabletSenorita(f): 9:59pm On Feb 09
sad
Re: Romanus Amuta Is Dead! (Natty Of 'New Masquerade Fame' Dies At 79) by dahgifted(m): 9:59pm On Feb 09
RIP

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Re: Romanus Amuta Is Dead! (Natty Of 'New Masquerade Fame' Dies At 79) by Meshben10: 9:59pm On Feb 09
Rip

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Re: Romanus Amuta Is Dead! (Natty Of 'New Masquerade Fame' Dies At 79) by Armaggedon: 9:59pm On Feb 09
In the new masquerade he always visits when the food is done and sometimes comes with spoon.
Sad. Rip.

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Re: Romanus Amuta Is Dead! (Natty Of 'New Masquerade Fame' Dies At 79) by johncallidon(m): 10:00pm On Feb 09
R.I.P man

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Re: Romanus Amuta Is Dead! (Natty Of 'New Masquerade Fame' Dies At 79) by Nobody: 10:00pm On Feb 09
RIP SIR

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Re: Romanus Amuta Is Dead! (Natty Of 'New Masquerade Fame' Dies At 79) by Iseoluwani: 10:00pm On Feb 09
Legend

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Re: Romanus Amuta Is Dead! (Natty Of 'New Masquerade Fame' Dies At 79) by Sabadon(m): 10:00pm On Feb 09
Chai a great era of our vetereans is finally closing....RIP sir

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Re: Romanus Amuta Is Dead! (Natty Of 'New Masquerade Fame' Dies At 79) by sukkot: 10:00pm On Feb 09
shocked
Re: Romanus Amuta Is Dead! (Natty Of 'New Masquerade Fame' Dies At 79) by drOlololo: 10:00pm On Feb 09
Rest on legend

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Re: Romanus Amuta Is Dead! (Natty Of 'New Masquerade Fame' Dies At 79) by xcesspaschal(m): 10:00pm On Feb 09
Rip

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Re: Romanus Amuta Is Dead! (Natty Of 'New Masquerade Fame' Dies At 79) by Kurtil(m): 10:00pm On Feb 09
May his soul rest In peace...

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Re: Romanus Amuta Is Dead! (Natty Of 'New Masquerade Fame' Dies At 79) by NaijaMutant(f): 10:01pm On Feb 09
cry

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Re: Romanus Amuta Is Dead! (Natty Of 'New Masquerade Fame' Dies At 79) by Omicron007: 10:01pm On Feb 09
RIP.






But I don't know him.
Re: Romanus Amuta Is Dead! (Natty Of 'New Masquerade Fame' Dies At 79) by bomb24: 10:01pm On Feb 09
RIP great man.

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Re: Romanus Amuta Is Dead! (Natty Of 'New Masquerade Fame' Dies At 79) by Richy4(m): 10:01pm On Feb 09
May his soul rest In peace....He was a good actor...He executed his " longer throat" character so well on the new masquerade which made me dislike him as a kid smiley

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Re: Romanus Amuta Is Dead! (Natty Of 'New Masquerade Fame' Dies At 79) by TUTU147: 10:01pm On Feb 09
My sincere condolences to the family, and may his soul rest in peace.

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Re: Romanus Amuta Is Dead! (Natty Of 'New Masquerade Fame' Dies At 79) by Worlnawayy(f): 10:01pm On Feb 09
Sad

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Re: Romanus Amuta Is Dead! (Natty Of 'New Masquerade Fame' Dies At 79) by wifeesnatcher(m): 10:02pm On Feb 09
the village elder is gone




rest on

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Re: Romanus Amuta Is Dead! (Natty Of 'New Masquerade Fame' Dies At 79) by Golan007: 10:02pm On Feb 09
Wow he lived a long life.

His picture however shows he may have lived in penury.

May his soul rest in peace.

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