Unconfirmed reports has it that the actor died Sunday morning in his hotel room after returning from location at Owerri in Imo State in Nigeria.
Details on the cause of death are sketchy as some reports have it that he might have collapsed on set.
The 66-year old actor and comedian’s death is coming after the Nigerian movie industry laid to rest another veteran, Ashely Nwosu on June 11 after he died on April 21.
Sam will be remembered as Nollywood’s finest. His skills and dexterity on and off camera is unmatched as many see him as a true gem of the ever growing Nigerian movie industry.
The Enugu-born actor has been in the Nigerian film industry since 1960 and has starred and appeared in several movies including Games Fools Play, German Wahala, Old Cargos, Across the River, A Fool at 40, Brain Box, Magic Cup and Men on the Run.
Before his death, Sam Loco was the interim chairman of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN).