Popular Nollywood actress, is dead.
The Igbo actress who was popular for her role in the popular sitcom ‘Everyday People’, died on Tuesday morning after battling with endometrial cancer.
According to veteran actress, Gloria Young, who shared the news via her Facebook page, Ify spent more than ten million naira, being helped with donations by her fellow actors and other Nigerians.
” A GoFundme account was opened for her, but it did not yield much. She had to go for draining every two weeks at a cost of N280,000, but only 3 litres of liquid can be removed at a time so that her heart is not affected”, the Facebook post read.
She passed on Tuesday, May 25th, 2021.
Anozie-Young wrote, “With a deep sense of loss but total submission to God Almighty, we regret to announce that IFEY ONWUEMENE has gone to be with the Lord.
“IFEY ONWUEME was diagnosed with endometrial cancer. Her womb was removed, but she has been battling the ailment for many years now.
“In 2019, even after eight sessions of chemotherapy, the doctors told her she had reached stage 4. However, we are not sure if she was given the wrong diagnosis or being treated with the wrong chemo, because she still felt pains on her upper abdomen and her tummy bloated”.
Burial arrangements would be released by the family of the deceased.
The actress had sometime in October of 2019, taken to her page to seek for financial assistance as she begged the Lagos state government and her colleagues to come to her aide.
She played the role of the late Sam Loco Efe’s wife in the Everyday People series, and came into limelight after that.
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Doris Israel Ijeoma is a Journalist and freelancer. She is a graduate of Nigerian Institute of Journalism. She writes political stories, entertainment and human Interest