CONFIRMED: Actor, Mr Ibu, Passes Away at 62

Posted By Kaptain Kush

Veteran Nollywood The Nigerian entertainment industry mourns the loss of renowned actor John Okafor, popularly known as Mr Ibu, who reportedly passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2024. The actor, who had been battling health challenges, breathed his last in a hospital.

Fans of the beloved actor took to social media to express their grief over his demise. Mr Ibu‘s health struggles, including the amputation of his leg due to severe health complications, had been a matter of concern for many.

His passing comes as a double blow to Nollywood following the recent death of Tolani Quadri Oyebamiji, also known as Sisi Quadri, adding to the sombre atmosphere within the industry.

Reports indicate that Mr Ibu‘s health began to deteriorate in October 2023, leading to urgent medical interventions, including surgery. Despite efforts to save his life, complications arose, culminating in his unfortunate demise.

Confirming the sad news, Emeka Rollas, the President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), shared a heartfelt message on social media. According to RollasMr Ibu succumbed to cardiac arrest, as confirmed by his long-time manager, Mr Don Single Nwuzor.

The passing of Mr Ibu, a stalwart in Nollywood, has left a profound void in the hearts of his colleagues and fans alike. Tributes from fellow actors, including Mercy Johnson and Ruth Kadiri, poured in on social media, honouring his memory and legacy in the industry.

Mr Ibu‘s remarkable career spanned decades, during which he endeared himself to audiences with his exceptional talent and infectious humour. His contributions to Nigerian cinema will be remembered fondly by generations to come.

As details surrounding his death continue to emerge, the Nigerian film fraternity mourns the loss of a true icon. Mr Ibu‘s family and representatives are yet to release an official statement regarding his demise, leaving fans awaiting further updates.

Despite his passing, Mr Ibu‘s indomitable spirit and memorable performances will continue to resonate in the hearts of movie lovers across the globe, ensuring that his legacy lives on eternally in the annals of Nigerian cinema.

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