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Nollywood Actress Stella Ikwuegbu Dead

Veteran Nollywood actress Stella Ikwuegbu has passed away.

Filmmaker Stanley Nwoko, also known as Stanley Ontop, announced the news on Instagram, stating that the actress died on Sunday, June 16, after battling leg cancer. Confirming the news, he wrote: “Nollywood actress and veteran Mrs Stella Ikwuegbu is dead. The veteran actress left this world today after battling with leg cancer. Rest well, Madam Stella. Nollywood again. It’s well.”

Known for her motherly roles, Ikwuegbu’s passing was also confirmed by broadcaster Ijele Ozioma on Facebook, who expressed her sorrow and highlighted the actress’s resilience through various accidents.

She wrote: “Ukwu Gi Dia. Why? You scaled through several accidents and all. Eniure/Achiere came, and in less than a week, it killed you. I feel bad.

“Stella Ikwuegbu, today is Father’s Day. Why did you give us this gift on a day like this? Just why? Adieu, the great actress, is extraordinary. Stella Ikwuegbu, you didn’t enjoy a thing.”

Ikwuegbu, who began her acting career in 1990, starred in numerous films, including ‘Spoiler’, ‘Ukwa’, ‘Sound of Love’, ‘Holy Man’, ‘Two Hearts’, ‘Heart of Stone’, and ‘Madam Koikoi’. Born in Enugu, she was a graduate of the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) in Enugu State and a businesswoman who opened a restaurant called ‘The Film Bar’ on August 1.

She is survived by her husband, children, and grandchildren. Her death follows closely on the heels of the passing of veteran Yoruba actor Dayo Adewunmi, also known as Sule Suebebe, who died at 68 just five days earlier. Stella Ikwuegbu’s contributions to Nollywood will be remembered fondly by her fans and colleagues.


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