Veteran Nollywood actress, Ify Onwuemene, has died of cancer.
This was confirmed by her colleague, Gloria Anozie-Young, on her Facebook page.
Ify, who was famed for her role in the popular sitcom ‘Everyday People’, passed away on Tuesday after battling endometrial cancer.
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 ONWUEMENE 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 was bloated.
Ify Onwuemene pent more than N10m, 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 draining every two weeks for N280,000, but only 3 liters of liquid can be removed at a time so that her heart is not affected.
“IFEY has finally gone to rest, today 25th May 2021. May her soul rest in perfect peace. Amen.”
Anozie-Young stated that burial arrangements would be released by the family of the deceased.