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Mr. Ibu’s Cause of De.ath Revealed

The Actor Guild of Nigeria (AGN) National President, Emeka Rollas, has confirmed the passing of actor John Okafor, also referred to as Mr. Ibu.

Mr. Rollas disclosed on Instagram that the actor, who had been ill for some months, passed away due to cardiac arrest.

On Saturday, March 2, the actor went suddenly after failing to survive. He was sixty-two.

“Sad day for Actors Guild of Nigeria. Kate Henshaw lost her mother earlier today and Mr Ibu suffered cardiac arrest according to his manager of 24 years, Mr Don Single Nwuzor. I announce with a deep sense of grief that Mr Ibu didn’t make it. May his soul rest in peace,” Mr Rollas’ post read.

The actor’s family disclosed in October 2023 that he had undergone numerous surgeries and had been dealing with health problems.

Mr. Ibu’s Cause of De.ath Revealed

He had earlier launched a fundraiser and made an impassioned plea to help pay for his hospital costs in Lagos.

Mr. Ibu claimed to have suffered a “strange and dangerous illness” that had kept him hospitalized for two weeks.

Later on, the actor celebrated his birthday with the best wishes for a quick recovery.

However, Mr. Ibu had his leg amputated on November 6, 2023, almost a month after asking his fans for prayers and financial support.

The actor’s family announced the leg amputation on his Instagram page, stating that it would improve his prognosis.

They described the process as both necessary and challenging.

The 62-year-old actor’s family also disclosed on December 17, 2023, the reason he cannot be transported overseas for further medical care.

In a statement, the family stated that the physicians had determined he was “Not Fit To Fly,” which made it difficult to plan his departure for further medical care because the airlines would not carry him.

The family claims that the condition was not caused by diabetes but rather by a recurrent blood clot in Mr. Ibu’s leg, which was caused by damaged blood vessels. In addition, there were additional health issues that posed a serious risk to his life.

After being released from the hospital in January, Mr. Ibu was spotted with Nollywood star Ken Erics.

Before he passed away, the Enugu-born actor was in almost 200 Nollywood productions.

They are Mr. Ibu (2004), Mr. Ibu and His Son, Coffin Producers, Husband Suppliers, International Players, Police Recruit (2003), 9 Wives (2005), Ibu in Prison (2006), and Keziah (2007). Mr. Ibu in London (2004).

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