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Cardiac arrest caused Mr Ibu’s death – Actors Guild of Nigeria announces


The Actor Guild of Nigeria (AGN) National President, Emeka Rollas, has affirmed the death of actor John Okafor, likewise alluded to as Mr. Ibu.


Mr. Rollas uncovered on Instagram that the entertainer, who had been sick for a very long time, died because of heart failure. On Saturday, March 2, the entertainer died in the wake of failing to survive. He was 62. "ad day for Actors Guild of Nigeria. Kate Henshaw lost her mom recently and Mr Ibu experienced heart failure as indicated by his manager of 24 years, Mr Don Single Nwuzor.


I declare with a profound feeling of melancholy that Mr Ibu didn't make it. May his spirit find happiness in the hereafter," Mr Rollas' post read. The entertainer's family uncovered in October 2023 that he had gone through various medical procedures and had been managing medical issues. Beforehand, he had intensely pursued and sent off a pledge drive to cover his clinical costs at a Lagos emergency clinic. Mr. Ibu uncovered he had been hospitalized for a very long time due to a "peculiar and hazardous disease." Notwithstanding his wellbeing challenges, the entertainer denoted his birthday with confidence, confident about a quick recuperation.


Nonetheless, on November 6, 2023, Mr. Ibu went through a leg removal, simply a month subsequent to looking for supplications and monetary help from his allies. The declaration of the leg removal was made on the entertainer's Instagram page by his family, who expressed that the strategy was attempted to upgrade his possibilities of recuperation. They depicted the circumstance as multifaceted yet basic. On December 17, 2023, the group of the 62-year-old entertainer revealed further insights about his failure to look for extra treatment abroad. In a proclamation, the family explained that clinical experts had considered him "Not Fit to Fly," making it trying to organize his exchange for cutting edge clinical consideration because of carriers declining to move him.


The family explained that the underlying driver of the sickness was not diabetes yet rather a constant coagulating of blood in Mr. Ibu's leg, originating from infected veins, alongside other unexpected issues representing a critical put to his life in danger. Mr. Ibu was released in January and was seen with Nollywood entertainer Ken Erics, who visited him.


Preceding his passing, the Enugu-conceived entertainer had showed up in over 200 Nollywood films, including "Mr. Ibu” (2004), “Mr. Ibu and His Child," "Casket Makers," "Spouse Providers," "Worldwide Players," "Mr. Ibu in London" (2004), "Police Enroll" (2003), "9 Spouses" (2005), "Ibu in Jail" (2006), and "Keziah" (2007).

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