The Actors Guild of Nigeria has confirmed the death of Nollywood actress Chinedu Bernard, who passed away on Friday in Enugu state in the south east of the country.

The actress, who starred in films including Love Without Conscience, Just A Wish, Money Fever and Who Runs The City, died while in church, according to local media.

Bernard, who was known as Choco in the industry, was seen as an up-and-coming actress.

Her family has not yet released a statement. The actors’ guild president, Emeka Rollas, also posted on his Instagram that a second budding actor, named Chima Precious also died in Abuja.