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July 24, 2024

Nollywood mourns loss of veteran actress Stella Ikwuegbu

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Nollywood has been plunged into mourning following the death of veteran actress Stella Ikwuegbu.

The news of her passing on Sunday has cast a pall of sorrow over the Nigerian film industry, as actors, filmmakers, and fans come to terms with the devastating loss and reflect on Ikwuegbu’s significant contributions to Nollywood.

The announcement was made by movie producer Stanley Nwoko, popularly known as Stanley Ontop, on his Instagram page. In his heartfelt post, he revealed that the beloved actress succumbed to her battle with leg cancer.

“Popular Nollywood actress/veteran Mrs. Stella Ikwuegbu is dead,” Nwoko wrote.

“The veteran actress left this world today after battling with leg cancer. Rest well, Madam Stella.”

Ikwuegbu’s career spanned several decades, during which she became a household name through her compelling performances in numerous Nollywood films. Her talent, dedication, and charisma left an indelible mark on the industry, earning her a legion of fans and the respect of her peers.

Tributes have been pouring in from all corners of the Nigerian film community.

Colleagues have taken to social media to express their grief and celebrate her legacy, remembering her not only as a gifted actress but also as a mentor and a friend.

“Stella was a powerhouse of talent and a beautiful soul. Her contributions to Nollywood cannot be overstated,” said filmmaker and actor Kunle Afolayan.

“She will be deeply missed, but her legacy will live on through the many films she graced with her presence.”

As the industry grapples with this significant loss, plans for memorials and tributes are already underway. Fans and colleagues alike are coming together to honor the memory of a woman who gave so much to the world of film.

Stella Ikwuegbu’s passing marks the end of an era for Nollywood, but her influence and spirit will undoubtedly continue to inspire future generations of filmmakers and actors.

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