Joke Silva-Jacobs, has denied the viral rumour that her husband, Olu Jacobs passed away and investigations revealed that the rumour was started by someone online whose identity will be revealed soon.
The cause of spreading the fake news is yet to be ascertained.
She confirmed that her husband is alive, adding that the “family found the development so depressing that members had to speak out.”
She revealed she was shocked to be receiving calls from friends and well-wishers on the ‘fake news’.
Uncle Olu Jacobs is alive and well. Very much so. I just got off the phone with him. Please stop spreading fake news
— Kemi Lala Akindoju (@lalaakindoju) June 9, 2020
Though the veteran has been off the screens recently as he ages gracefully.
Nollywood actress, Lala Akindoju-Fregene also confirmed the Jacobs is alive and well as the rumour of his death travels virally with speed.
Olu Jacobs turns 78 next month. He was born Oludotun Baiyewu Jacobs on July 11 1942. He honed his craft from overseas and rivets it back home and became a sought-after veteran. Hestarred in several British television series and international films.
His ruled Hollywood with the likes of Pete Edochie, late Justus Esiri, late Enebeli Elebuwa and late Sam Loco Efe.