Kenyan legendary actor and director Jacob Otieno is dead.
Jacob was found dead inside his house yesterday evening.
Details on the cause of his death are still unknown.
Before his untimely demise, he shared a cryptical message on Facebook, probably meaning that he was going through a rough time in his life.
"God gives his hardest battles to his strongest soldiers" he wrote.
He has been mourned by many Kenyans, most of them saying that he had great knowledge in theatre which he shared openly.
Ken Waudo; "Still in shock. Rest In Eternal Peace Sir Jacob Otieno Legionnaire. My Master. My inspiration. My teacher. My director. Shakespeare 'Caligula' 'dark comedy' The Fetishist 'abstract theatre' 'empty space' 'théâtre de l'absurde - En Attendant Godot' 'Samuel Beckett'. Oh my God the list is endless.ah Mwalimu Jacob! Exit Left!"
"I spent years to understand why they called you Sir and in my small walk you remained the undisputed Sir Jacob Otieno. In my small library i got books and writtings you gave me or emailed me to read and better my theatre knowledge. Theatrix Arts Ensemble and i mourn the fall of a legend and a teacher.RIP Mkurugenzi as we fondly called each other." Wrote Aliwah Kenya in part.
May he rest in peace and may God comfort his family during this hard period of mourning.
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