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Rachel Oniga: A legend is gone, fans say

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Rachel Oniga: A legend is gone, fans say
Rachel Oniga: A legend is gone, fans say

Fans have taken to social media to mourn the demise of veteran Nollywood actress, Rachel Oniga.

Her son, Olatunji, confirmed the death of the actress to The PUNCH on Saturday, saying his mother died on Friday night around 10pm.

“She passed last night around 10pm. She had malaria and typhoid,” Olatunji told The PUNCH.

A popular screen queen, Oniga featured in scores of Nollywood movies —both English and Yoruba— in the course of her career.

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Fans took to Twitter to mourn her demise and remember her movies.

A fan, @odogwu_nomso, tweeted, “Rest in peace Rachel Oniga, you are a Legend and you will not be forgotten in a hurry. Rest easy in the home beyond.”

Another fan, @onumaryann2, said, “Rest in peace, Rachel Oniga. A true legend.”

@itprivacypaulo said, “Rachel Oniga, you’ll forever be remembered. I can’t forget the days you made me laugh in ‘Super Story’. Rest on legend.”

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“Rest on Rachel Oniga. You are indeed an icon and a legend,” @iamkvngdavid_ tweeted.

Describing the deceased as a wonderful actress, @waleolan tweeted, “Rachel Oniga was a legend. She has always been a wonderful actress in every role she acted. I pray she continues to rest in peace and may God grant her family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.”

@thelilyking said, “I can’t believe Rachel Oniga is gone. It feels close to home. May her beautiful soul rest in peace.”

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Rachel Oniga: A legend is gone, fans say

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