Popular Nollywood actor, Mr Ibu is dead

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Nollywood actor, John Okafor, popularly known as Mr Ibu, is dead.

He was reported to have died on Saturday, March 2, 2024.

In October 2023, the legendary actor was reported unwell and in need of financial aid.

But in November 2023, Okafor’s family confirmed that one of his legs had been amputated to keep him alive.

The amputation became necessary because of an infection of the arteries at the ankle that was not detected early enough, his former manager Emeka Chochoo told newsmen  in November 2023 .

Family sources have confirmed the passing of Mr Ibu to newsmen.

It was reported that he passed away in the hospital.

Meanwhile, celebrities and colleagues of the Nollywood veteran have mourned Mr. Ibu in various social media posts.

Mercy Johnson Okojie wrote, ” It is well… Rest well sir…”

Ruth Kadiri wrote, “Sleep well Papa.”