The Family of late Nollywood actress, Rachel Oniga, discloses that the cause of her death is a heart-related ailment.
The veteran actress who was born on the 23th of May, 1957 died early hour of today at the age of 64.
According to an official statement released on the official Instagram page of the late actress, the family dispels rumor emanated from the public that the late actress died of COVID illness.
Meanwhile, Racheal Oniga’s family used the opportunity to sympathize with her fans and loved ones.
In the statement, they disclosed that the burial arrangement will be communicated in due time.
The statement reads;
An Official Statement on the passing of Chief. Rachel Tabuno Oniga
With a heavy heart and total submission to God, we write to announce the passing unto glory of our beloved sister, mother and grandmother; Chief. Rachel Tabuno Oniga. She died in a Lagos hospital at the age of 64, on Friday, 30th of July 2021, at about 10pm.
Contrary to diverse reports informing that she died from COVID-19 complications, we write to inform the general public that she died from a heart related issue; an ailment she battled with for a short period before her demise.
We accept her sudden transition as God’s design and we see it as a function of a race of life well finished. Painful as it may be, we accept it in good faith and total submission to her maker. We therefore desire to be allowed to mourn her death privately for now, as we do this with deep sense of respect for her soul and the glorious life she lived.
Burial arrangements will be announced in due cause. We appreciate the calls, messages and condolences expressed by everyone and we pray for a sweet repose of her beautiful soul.
Please accept this release as the only authentic one on behalf of the family until we come up with another. Thank you.
Deaconess Toyin Odusote (Sister) For the family.”