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Veteran Nigerian actor dies

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Picture source: Facebook

A veteran Nigerian actor and commedian John Ikechukwu Okafor aka Mr Ibu has died.

Mr Ibu died at the age of 62.

According to multiple reports from sources close to him, the veteran comedian passed away at Evercare Hospital last evening on 2nd March, 2023.

Confirming his death, the President of Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, Emeka Rollas, posted a message on his Facebook page.

According to Rollas, “Sad day for Actors Guild of Nigeria.

“Kate Henshaw lost her mother earlier today and Mr Ibu suffered cardiac arrest according to his manager for 24 years, Mr Don Single Nwuzor.

“I announce with (a) deep sense of grief that Mr Ibu didn’t make it.”

Details surrounding his death are still expected. Also, Ibu’s family and representatives have yet to comment publicly.

The actor had been battling health issues since October 2023 and had undergone multiple surgeries that led to the amputation of his leg.

However, updates from his family in November indicated he was recovering.

The news of his death comes less than 24 hours after the demise of Quadri Oyebamiji popularly known as Sisi Quadri, another Veteran Nollywood Actor.


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