Sun. Apr 21st, 2024

 

Nigerian Comedian, John Okafor, popularly known as “Mr Ibru” is dead, aged 62.

Emeka Rollas, National President, Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) disclosed this on his instagram page on Saturday.

Rollas said ” 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 deep sense of grief that Mr Ibu didnt make it. May his soul rest in peace.”

According to reports, in October 2023, John Okafor revealed that he was suffering from an ailment that threatened to amputate one of his legs.

Okafor said he was struck by the problem while on a movie set with other Nollywood actors and actresses.

He appealed to his fans and the public for prayers and financial assistance to cover his medical bills. He also shared a video of himself lying in a hospital bed, expressing his fear of losing his leg.

And in October 18, 2023, the Abubakar Bukola Saraki Foundation, which was established by the former senate president of Nigeria, paid off Okafor’s entire medical expenses.

The foundation also stated that Okafor still require a lot of financial assistance to sustain him in the hospital and for his travel abroad for further treatment.

In November 2023, Okafor underwent a leg amputation after suffering from an illness that required seven surgeries. His family said the amputation was done to keep him alive and increase his chances of recovery.

Okafor has acted in more than 200 Nollywood movies. He also ventured into music, just for a short period. On October 15, 2020 he released his songs titled “This girl” and “Do you know”.

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