Veteran Nollywood actress, Ify Onwuemene has passed away on Tuesday after a long battle with endometrial cancer.
The death of the actress, who was famed for her role in the popular sitcom ‘Everyday People’, was announced by her colleague in the film industry, Gloria Anozie-Young,
In a post shared on her Facebook page, Anozie-Young said the deceased had been battling with endometrial cancer 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 undergoing a total of nine chemotherapy sessions.
Giving details about the death of the actress, 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.
“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.”
Anozie-Young further revealed that the burial arrangements would be released by the family of the deceased.
This comes barely a month after another actress and multi-award winning TV personality, Rachel Bakam died after a brief illness at a private hospital in Abuja.