The Vampire Diaries fans are a special kind of breed, dedicated to their fandom and the actors who play their beloved characters.
Of course, if you're a fan of TVD then you'll also be a lover of the spin-off series The Originals, that follows the engaging storyline of Klaus Mikaelson as he tries to take over his old hometown of New Orleans.
The series has gained the same popularity as VD and fans are proving to be just as dedicated.
In a sad turn of events, one of the stars of The Originals has tragically passed away.
You should all remember the character Papa Tunde, who was one powerful warlock who stepped up to fight against Klaus.
43-year-old Owiso Odera was the genius behind the character, who has also appeared in other series such as Dirt, NCIS: Los Angeles, The Good Wife and Three Rivers.
Owiso was rehearsing for the stage play Measure Plus Dido in Kentucky this weekend when he suddenly collapsed and died onstage.
Attempts to resuscitate Omiso were unsuccessful and the cause of death has not yet been confirmed.
Owiso's co-stars have reached out to share their thoughts and love at his untimely passing.
Rest in peace, Owiso.
Our thoughts are with your family and friends during this heartbreaking time.
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