Popular Nollywood actor, Mr Ibu is dead


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Nollywood veteran Mr. Ibu passed away. The actor, whose real name is John Okarfor, was 62.

The veteran comedian passed away at Evercare Hospital, according to several reports from people close to him. Reminiscent of the films the late actor starred in, many fans have expressed their condolences on X, formerly Twitter.

There is still uncertainty over the cause of death and the accuracy of these reports.

The actor had undergone numerous surgeries that resulted in the amputation of his leg due to health issues that he had been facing since October 2023.

The news of his passing arrives less than a day after the passing of veteran Nollywood actor Quadri Oyebamiji, better known by his stage name Sisi Quadri.

In 2019, Mr. Ibu claimed that because of his prosperous career, some of his domestic workers were paid by his kinsmen to poison him.

The comedic actor further claimed in May 2022 that he had been poisoned a third time.

In one of his interviews, Mr Ibu said “My illness was perpetrated by people that hate me. They did what they did to me. Later, I was taken to the hospital.

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“The doctors are prophets. So, they went into my system and told me what was wrong and what they were going to do.

“I said ‘Whatever you are going to do, please, do it, let me live because if I die the enemies will laugh’. And then the doctors said ‘Okay, there’s no problem’.

In the meantime, a number of well-known Nollywood personalities have posted lit candles in the actor’s memory.