Nollywood Mourns as Actress Stella Ikwuegbu Passes On, Fans React: "Why Are Our Veterans Dying?"

Nollywood Mourns as Actress Stella Ikwuegbu Passes On, Fans React: "Why Are Our Veterans Dying?"

  • It was a sad day for Nollywood as actress Stella Ikwuegbu, who had been battling an ailment for a while, passed away
  • She died on Sunday, June 16, with family and associates visiting her residence and mourning her passing
  • The sad news was shared on social media, and fans of the movie star dropped their condolences

Nollywood actress Stella Ikwuegbu passed away on Father's Day, June 16, and threw her colleagues, fans, and family into mourning.

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Nigerians mourn the passing of veteran actress Stella Ikwuegbu. Image credit: @stanley_ontop
Source: Instagram

Nollywood filmmaker Stanley Nwoko, popularly known as Stanley Ontop, shared the sad news on his Instagram page.

According to him, Stella died of leg cancer. He shared a heartbroken emoji that got many emotional.

Who is Stella Ikwuegbu?

The deceased actress is from Enugu state. She graduated from the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) in Enugu.

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She joined the industry in 1990 and featured in several movies including Ukwa, Spoiler, Madam Koikoi, Sound of Love, Holy Man, and Two Hearts.

Aside from being an actress, she also owned a restaurant named The Film Bar.

See Stanley's post below:

Nigerians mourn Stella Ikwuegbu

Some fans of the Nollywood actress have reacted to her death. See some of the reactions below:


"God we ask for divine health."


"Ohhh this woman I love. Loved her voice…may she rest in peace."


"Death is the greatest enemy."

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"I just asked nche about her last week. May her soul rest in peace. Oh Lord, I’m shattered."


"It just seems like all our veterans are dying of one ailment or the other."


"Nollywood legends are dying."

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"This world is not our own."

Actor Junior Pope is dead earlier reported that it was a sad day in Nollywood as a popular actor Pope Odonwodo, aka Junior Pope, died on his way to a movie location.

The news was shared by filmmaker Sam Olatunji, who revealed the cause of the actor's death, and three others.

Some of his fans have been left in shock as they expressed sadness over the passing of the talented role interpreter.

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