The Kenyan Film industry is mourning the death of legendary actor Gillie Owino popularly known as Mzee Msiri, of the drama series Pete.

One of the series' cast member Selestine Nyagah, revealed that the actor was sick and that   "I'm not in a position to give that information" when asked by fans the cause of Msiri's death.

A vigil mass will be held to pay tribute to the legendary actor and also contributions welcomed to go towards his send off.

Owino was an award winning actor, singer and script writer. In 2018, he won the Lifetime Achievement Award for Sanaa Awards.

Celerities have come out to pay their tributes among them TV couple Rashid Abdalla and Lulu Hassan.

Rashid Abdalla: #sisemikitu Your absence is felt and will leave a huge void in the creative industry . Let’s come together on the 12th of may at the little theatre club at 2:00pm to celebrate and honor the life of a legend .

#restwelllegend 🙏

Lulu Hassan: Your absence is felt and will leave a huge void in the creative industry . Let’s come together on the 12th of may at the little theatre club at 2:00pm to celebrate and honor the life of a legend .

Selestinah Nyaghah: Taharuki Imetanda Baba😭🙏🏾!...#restwiththeangels
Mutrah1: We are never Ready To say goodbye forever even though We know it is part of life. this day out hearts Are Heavy for losing someone so special but as we mourn Your Death we also celebrate Your Life. Rest In Peace Mzee Msiri💔💔💔💔💔💔

#jasiri😭

#Pete😭

Dan Sonko: A quick peek back at Mombasa!

I am led by my heart and it has directed me to Little Theatre Club.

I have learnt to turn my Mourning to Celebration...

My Sorrows to Joy....

This was mid-2019 at the Club Auditorium.

Left to right: Kuldip Sondhi (RIP), Peter Oduor Odote, Caroline Gommans, Gillie Owino (RIP), myself & Hillary Namanje

I have a mix of Beautiful as well as Bitter Stories depending on which face(s) you choose to select in this photo.

To Our 2 Fallen Heroes;

Mzee Sondhi, Your Legacy will Live on

Mzee Msiri, we shall finish what we began. #SaveLTC