Owiso Odera

Owiso Odera

*Owiso Odera, a TV and stage actor who appeared in multiple episodes of such shows as “The Originals,” “Dirt” and “Three Rivers,” collapsed and died onstage while rehearsing a play in Kentucky over the weekend, according to Variety. He was 43.

His brother Peter confirmed his death to Kenyan newspaper The Standard.

Odera was in rehearsals for a new play called Measure Plus Dido when he collapsed. According to the paper, first responders’ efforts to resuscitate Odera were not successful.

Odera, who lived in Santa Monica, most recently guested on such series as “Madam Secretary,” “The Good Wife,” “The Millers,” “Blue Bloods” and “NCIS: Los Angeles.”

Below, a spotlight on Odera from September 2015.