PHOTOS: Funeral Service for Late Junior Pope Begins in Enugu

The solemn funeral service for the beloved Nollywood actor, John Odonwodo, affectionately known as Junior Pope, has commenced at St. Peter’s Catholic Parish in Ukehe, Enugu State. The 43-year-old actor tragically passed away on April 10, alongside four others, when their boat capsized in the Anam River as they returned from a movie shoot.

The service marks the beginning of a series of tributes and ceremonies planned to honor the life and legacy of Junior Pope. Friends, family, colleagues, and fans have gathered to pay their final respects to the actor, whose untimely death has left a void in the Nollywood community.

John Odonwodo's family had earlier announced that he would be laid to rest today in his hometown of Uwala Abaka, Ukehe, within the Nsukka, Igboetiti Local Government Area of Enugu State. The community has come together to support the family during this difficult time, demonstrating the profound impact Junior Pope had on those around him.

The atmosphere at St. Peter’s Catholic Parish is filled with a mixture of sorrow and celebration of life, as attendees reflect on the actor’s contributions to the entertainment industry and his vibrant personality. Junior Pope was known for his talent, dedication, and the joy he brought to his roles on screen, making his loss deeply felt by many.

Below are some poignant photos from the funeral service, capturing the heartfelt moments as loved ones bid farewell to a cherished actor and friend.

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The loss of Junior Pope is a reminder of the fragility of life and the importance of cherishing our loved ones. His memory will live on through his work and the lasting impressions he made on those who knew him.

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