Veteran Actress, Ify Onwuemene Dies Of Cancer

Nigeria loses veteran Nollywood actress, Ify Onwuemene to the cold hands of death.

She died two years after battling endometrial cancer.

The veteran actress who was well known for her role in popular sitcom ‘Everyday People, died on Tuesday, May 25th.

In 2019, it could be recalled that the actress opened up on her medical condition and got support from fans and well-wishers. Even popular Nigerian singer, Davido gave the actress a sum of one million naira after getting to know of her health condition.

However, Nollywood lost her to cancer. A friend and colleague of the deceased, Gloria Anozie-Young, who confirmed the news of her death in a Facebook post narrated how the actress battled with the disease which ended up taking her life.

She 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.

“Ify spent 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 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.

“IFEY has finally gone to rest, today 25th May 2021. May her soul rest in perfect peace. Amen”, she said.

Ify Onwuemene with Cancer.


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