Our hearts go out to the cast and crew of The Originals, who are mourning the loss of one of their own.
Sadly, actor Owiso Odera, who played Papa Tunde in three episodes during season one, suddenly died over the weekend.
Cast and crew members took to social media to pay their respects.
The death of #OwisoOdera is a tragedy. I only spent one short ep with him but we in the OGs family have talked about Papa Tunde ever since.
— Joseph Morgan (@JosephMorgan) November 7, 2016
glorious, sweet and criminally elegant.
so grateful to have shared even a second near that sacred & indelible talent.
— DANIEL GILLIES (@danieljgillies) November 5, 2016
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A truly gifted actor, and a really lovely man. Rip X https://t.co/aGVNsbH6xz
— Phoebe Tonkin (@1PhoebeJTonkin) November 5, 2016
Owiso Odera I admire your talent very much. I wish I'd gotten the chance to work with you. Blessings.
— Potential Hashtag (@YusufGatewood) November 5, 2016
We've had a lot of guest star characters on The Originals in four seasons. Josh included. Papa Tunde was easily my favorite. RIP Owiso Odera
— Steven Krueger (@stevenakrueger) November 5, 2016
I only worked with Owiso Odera briefly, but even still he left an impression on me — an immense talent. Rest in peace.
— Eva McKenna (@evamachina) November 5, 2016
So sad to hear of the passing of Owiso Odera. His work made a lasting impression on all of us at The Originals.
— Carina MacKenzie (@cadlymack) November 5, 2016
Oh no! Owiso Odera was a regal, commanding presence and true gentleman. Etched in our canon. https://t.co/Nqv1QRYupg
— Diane Ademu-John (@junkyardmessiah) November 5, 2016