Nollywood actress Ify Onwuemene, renowned for her role in ‘Everyday People’, has died.
Gloria Anozie-Young, her colleague and friend, broke the news on Tuesday, noting that the actress died of endometrial cancer.
Anozie-Young said the deceased had been battling the ailment for years and had to remove her womb at some point but the pains persisted.
She noted that in 2019, doctors revealed that the ailment had reached stage four even after eight sessions of chemotherapy.
“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,” she wrote on Facebook.
“Ify 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 8 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.”
She said Onwuemene spent over N10 million, alongside donations from other concerned Nigerians, on hospital bills.
“Ify spent more than 10million 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 added.
“She had to go for draining every two weeks at a cost of 280,000naira but only 3litres of liquid can be removed at a time so that her heart is not affected.
“Ify has finally gone to rest, today 25th May, 2021. May her soul rest in perfect peace. Amen. Burial arrangements will be released by the family.”