Nigerian film-maker and Nollywood icon Amaka Igwe has shockingly passed on at 51.
A spokesperson for Amaka Igwe studios sad incident occurred in Enugu where she had gone, in company of her husband, for pre-production preparations for a new Igbo soap.
‘She suffered an asthma attack and was immediately rushed to the hospital after initial interventions had failed.
She passed on before getting to the hospital’, a statement issued this morning read. Asthma is a common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction and bronchospasm.
Asthma attacks are triggered by a number of environmental and genetic interactions and usually come unannounced.
Mrs Igwe is survived by her husband of 21 years Charles Igwe, three children, an aged mother, siblings and a large extended family.
Culled from www.thenet.ng