People fear ageing for many reasons. For legendary actor and producer Richard Mofe-Damijo, popularly known as RMD, ageing was once a sign that he was closer to death. In this week’s episode of #WithChude, he discusses the death patterns in his family and how he dreaded turning 60 for fear that he, too, would die before that age.
“There’s been a spectre of death around my life, that’s what I’ve been dealing with last year till this year. When I turned 59, it was a big deal for me, big deal for me! My mom died at 59, my father died at 57/58”, he said.
To prevent this terrifying occurrence from happening in his own life, RMD revealed that he did all he could to ensure that his story was different.
“When people see me and I go on a weight loss, people think, ‘you know, it’s healthy. Both my parents were diabetic and hypertensive, I don’t want to be like that. I want to be healthier – at least give myself a fighting chance to change that whole cycle. Yes I’m a Christian now, so I’ve broken that yoke but I have to also help myself”, he stated.
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