Mr Ibu cause of death: How did the actor die?

Lifestyle Mr Ibu cause of death: How did the actor die?
MAR 4, 2024 LISTEN

Nigerian actor and comedian, John Okafor, also known as Mr. Ibu, is dead. The actor passed away at a hospital in Lagos, Nigeria, on Saturday, March 2, 2024. He was 62. In this piece, we discussed the cause of death of Mr. Ibu which is reported to be a cardiac arrest.

Early life and career
Mr. Ibu was born in Nkanu West, Nigeria, on October 17, 1961. After his father's passing, he moved to Sapele to live with his brother, taking on various odd jobs to support his family and education. He then attended the College of Education, Yola, but financial constraints forced him to withdraw. However, his determination shone as he later enrolled at the Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu.

Okafor's journey into the entertainment world wasn't straightforward. He dabbled in hairstyling, photography, and even worked in a crate-manufacturing company. But his comedic talent and passion for acting persisted. His big break came in 2004 with the movie "Mr. Ibu," which became a commercial success and established his signature comedic style. This film, along with its sequels, solidified his image as a hilarious character often portraying a simple-minded yet endearing individual.

Okafor went on to act in over 200 Nollywood films, including "Mr. Ibu in London," "Police Recruit," and "9 Wives." He captivated audiences with his unique comedic timing and ability to embody quirky characters.

Mr Ibu cause of death
The cause of death of Mr Ibu is cardiac arrest. Several well-informed sources report that the late actor suffered a relapse about a week ago and was rushed to a medical facility in Lagos. Unfortunately, the doctors could not save him despite numerous efforts.


Peter Atsu Ahianyo
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