Mrs Grace Ifeoma Adichie (nee Odigwe), the mother of renowned writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, is dead.
A family spokesperson said: “It was very sudden and we are devastated.”
Her husband, a renowned Professor of Statistics, James Adichie, died last June at 88.
Adichie is survived by six children: Ijeoma, Uchenna, Chuks, Okechukwu, Chimamanda, and Kenechukwu as well as nine grandchildren, in-laws, and many relatives.
The family announced that funeral arrangements will be announced in due course.