Veteran actor, Romanus Amuta, popularly known as ‘Natty’ in ‘New Masquerade’ has died.
Natty passed away on February 9, 2022, at the age of 79, following a long illness.
One of the most popular soaps of the 1980s was The New Masquerade.
During a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Enugu, his first son, Chukwuma Amuta, affirmed his father’s death.
He praised the actor for being a loving parent who did his utmost best to take care of his family.
Yes! My father died this morning in Lagos after a protracted illness,” he said.
The deceased was from Ukana in Enugu State’s Udi Local Government Area. Prior to entering the film industry, he worked in the media with the Daily Times Newspapers.
After starring in one of the most successful TV programs of the 1980s, ‘New Masquerade,’ Amuta received his major breakthrough in Nollywood.
Amuta has also appeared in Nollywood films such as “Lion Finger” (2003), “Eagles Bride” (2005), and “Ijele” (1999).
His illustrious career, however, experienced a huge blow in 2009 when his health declined.