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Mzee Msiri: Veteran Pete actor Gillie Owino is dead

Veteran Kenyan actor Gillie Owino is no more.

According to reports, the actor famed for his recent role on MNET’s Pete TV series took his last breath on Friday evening, April 30.

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Sources privy to Owino’s sudden demise indicated that he succumbed to cancer.

The 62-year-old actor was on medication and in perfect condition, but it worsened on Thursday, April 29, and he was rushed to hospital.

Doctors tried all they could to save Owino’s life in vain, and he was pronounced dead on Friday, April 30, at around 4.00 pm.

The family said he was on his feet and even availed himself for shoots this week.

Owino was a theatre TV and film director, actor and writer who has staged many plays in Mombasa’s Little Theatre Club and Kenya National Theatre in Nairobi.

Apart from acting, the late Owino was an accountant by profession.


Rose Taranu: RIP Mzee Msiri. Your calm demeanor and wisdom though acting was big lesson to your viewers

Marura Kilugha: My most sincerest condolences to your loved ones. Your calm demeanor and your good acting skills brought life to our screens. You shall forever be remembered

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Kemboi Cindy: He depicted a good character on Pete, A Man of few words but full of wisdom, as MME family we will miss you. My heartfelt condolences to his family. May his soul rest in eternal peace

Ngendo Wa Mwangi: This man’s composure was something to admire. May his soul rest in peace

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