Popular Nollywood actress, Ify Onwuemene, dies of endometrial cancer

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Nollywood actress, Ify Onwuemene, who acted in the popular TV reality show ‘Everyday People’, died of cancer on Tuesday.

It was gathered that the actress has been battling endometrial cancer.

This was according to her colleague in the film industry, Gloria Anozie Young, who broke the news of her death via her Facebook page,

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 Ify Onwuemene has gone to be with the Lord.

“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 eight sessions of chemotherapy, the doctors told her she had reached stage four. 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 N10 million, 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 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 25 May 2021. May her soul rest in perfect peace. Amen.”

Anozie Young stated that burial arrangements would be released by the family of the deceased.

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