Popular Nollywood actress, Ify Onwuemene, has been pronounced dead after a battle with endometrial cancer.
Endometrial cancer is cancer that arises from the endometrium (the lining of the uterus or womb).
It is the result of the abnormal growth of cells that have the ability to invade or spread to other parts of the body, which often starts with vaginal bleeding not associated with a menstrual period.
The 'Everyday People' actress died on Tuesday, according to her friend and professional colleague, Gloria Young.
Young made the announcement on her Facebook page on Tuesday night.
"With a deep sense of loss but total submission to God Almighty, we regret to announce that IFEY ONWUEMENE has gone to be with the Lord.
"IFEY ONWUEME was diagnosed with endometrial cancer, her womb was removed but she has been battling the ailment for many years now.
"In 2019, even after 8 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 10million naira, 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 for draining every two weeks at a cost of 280,000naira but only 3litres of liquid can be removed at a time so that her heart is not affected.
"IFEY has finally gone to rest, today 25th May, 2021. May her soul rest in perfect peace. Amen.
"Burial arrangements will be released by the family," the actress wrote.