Popular Kannywood actor Umar Waragis has passed away after a protracted illness.
A renowned comedian and actor in the Hausa speaking movie industry, Waragis passed away in the early hours of Tuesday, March 13, 2018, after a protracted illness in Jos, Plateau State.
His death was confirmed by the president, Kano state chapter of the Hausa Actors’ Guild of Nigeria, Malam Alhassan A. Kwalle. He confirmed the Waragis' death to Daily Trust.
“Though he has been sick for a long time, I am greatly touched by the news of his death this morning because of his dedication and numerous contributions to the Hausa movie industry. I pray Allah will grant his rest in Aljannah” - Kwalle told Daily Trust.
Waragis has already been buried according to Islamic injunction.