The Nollywood actress’s demise was confirmed in a social media post by Gloria Anozie-Young, one of her colleagues in the movie industry.
The actress who was popularly known for her role in the popular soap opera ‘Everyday People’ reportedly gave up the ghost on Tuesday, May 25 after suffering from endometrial cancer.
Announcing Ify’s death on Facebook on Wednesday (today), Anozie-Young said the deceased had spent millions of naira on the ailment.
“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 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 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,” she wrote.