Nollywood actress, Ify Onwuemene, who came to limelight for the role she played in the popular sitcom ‘Everyday People’, has died of cancer.
It was gathered that ify died on Tuesday, May, 25 after battling with endometrial cancer for some time now.
One of her colleagues in the movie industry, Gloria Anozie-Young, broke the news of her demise via her Facebook page.
She wrote, “With a deep sense of loss but total submission to God Almighty, we regret to announce that IFY ONWUEMENE has gone to be with the Lord. She wrote.
“IFY 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.
“IFY has finally gone to rest, today 25th May 2021. May her soul rest in perfect peace. Amen.”
Anozie-Young stated that burial arrangements would soon be released by the family of the deceased.