Nollywood actress, Ashabi Ayantunde aka Iya Ife has passed away.
She reportedly died on Sunday evening, April 11 after a brief illness. She was said to have fallen ill and rushed to Ile-Ife, Osun State where she died.
Late Iya Ife featured in several films that include Oro Aye, Terror, Atidade Kinihun, Afefe, Onibara Aje, Olori, Old Soja, and Ogbologbo. Her death comes days after another Nollywood icon Bruno Iwuoha died.
It must be noted that her death occurred on the same day as Bruno Iwouha. Recall that reportedly died after battling diabetes and going blind for years. His death was confirmed and shared first by filmmaker, Derik Zai who revealed that he died at the National Hospital, Abuja.
He revealed that the aged actor has been in a coma for about 3 weeks, and everything done to stabilize him couldn’t bring him back to life.