The Originals Cast Mourns the Shocking Death of One of Their Own

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This is so sad. It was just two years ago that Owiso Odera played Papa Tunde on three episodes of The Originals, and now he’s tragically dead.

Last Thursday, the 43-year-old was in Kentucky rehearsing for a show when he suddenly collapsed on stage. Despite their greatest efforts, medical professionals weren’t able to revive him and he passed away just minutes later. The cause of the man’s tragic death is currently unknown.

“We are devastated by his demise,” Owiso’s half-brother Peter Oruka Odera told a Kenyan newspaper. “It is like a bad dream. I haven’t come to terms with the news of his death. This is unbearable.”

Although he only guest-starred on a few episodes of The Originals, the cast and crew are still severely shaken by his sudden passing and took to social media to remember him.

Owiso leaves behind a wife, Nicole Comp, and many friends and family. Our thoughts are with them all at this incredibly difficult time.


These celebrities unfortunately know what Owiso’s brother is going through right now, as they also lost a sibling: