Actress and mum of two, Annie Idibia announced the death of her father in a post on Instagram early Wednesday.
In announcing the news of his death, she revealed that he fought so hard to battle the disease. Recounting the time she spent with her father, she said;
“This year started for me quite tough. I spent the first three months of this year in the hospital with my father because he had been sick for a while but God has been great and I am grateful. I am actually closer to my mother than my father because she raised us single-handedly.
My father is still my father and since he was sick we had to rally round him. Growing up with only my mother really affected my life and I suffered and I do not ever want my children to face the agony of not having both parents together because it was so hard for us.
Even right now, the way the world is, children are more enlightened than we were in our days, so the pressure would be harder on the kids from broken homes right now. I do not want my children to ever experience that.”
Taking to Instagram to mourn his loss, she wrote,
“R I P Daddy❤️❤️❤️ You Fought Hard #cancersucks #thePainIsGone”
Celebrities have mourned with the actress in the comment section of her post.
Omoni wrote: “So sorry baby. You will be alright.”
Actress Dakore Egbuson-Akande put up emojis to mourn with Annie.
Voluptuous actress, Daniella Okeke, simply said: “So sorry dear.”
Singer Faze wrote in the comment section: “Are you serious! So sorry. May his soul rest in peace.”
Filmmaker and cinematographer, Kemi Adetiba, also put up emojis to show solidarity.
American-based actress, Georgina Onuoha, wrote: “So sorry for your loss. Eternal rest grant him oh lord.”