Nigeria's first super model Yemi Fawaz dies at age 64 (photos)

Nigeria's first super model Yemi Fawaz dies at age 64 (photos)

- Nigerian woman who pioneered professional modelling dies at 64 years old

- Yemi Fawaz was the first super model to emerge in Nigeria

- Fawaz had reportedly passed away after battling colon cancer

Yemi Fawaz, the woman who paved the way for professional models in Nigeria, has passed away. The talented super model had reportedly died after battling serious illness in the United States.

It was reported that Fawaz had died on Wednesday, February 20, at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York.

According to reports, Fawaz who died at age 64, had battling all kinds of illness before she kicked the bucket. The supermodel had reportedly been battling with colon cancer for a while.

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It was also claimed that the 64-year-old super model had a hole in her heart and her kidney had began to fail her.

Fawaz had started her career as a model in the 70s, she later became a popular super model.

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In 1997, Fawaz had moved to the United States and did not return until 2016. The woman, who made an impact in the Nigerian fashion industry, also founded a modeling school for young aspiring Nigerian models.

The 64-year-old super model is survived by her 33-year-old daughter.

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