Celebrities storm late veteran Mr Ibu’s Night of Tribute in Enugu (Photos)

Colleagues, fans, lovers and families of late veteran actor John Okafor, better known as Mr Ibu, gathered on Wednesday, June 26th, to pay their respects to the late actor.

Kemi Filani reported in March that the veteran actor, who had battle for his life for months, had kicked the bucket. The news was made known by a healthcare worker, where the actor was said to have kicked his last bucket. The president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas later confirmed the news as he revealed he died of Cardiac Arrest. His death threw the industry into mourning as he was the beloved of many and had made our childhood memorable.

Mr Ibu's Night of Tribute

On Wednesday, a night of tribute was held for the late actor, which had in attendance many of his colleagues. In photos making rounds online, the actor’s wife and her children were captured looking solemn as they bade their father farewell.

One Properties By Susan wrote, “At the end of the day, your direct family has a lot to lose. The others will definitely move on

One Benosi wrote, “Sadly, our movie legends are going; all we will have left are fond memories. Indeed, all glory is fleeting

One Mightyoyal1 wrote, “Omo this year really took a lot of superstars

One I Am D Bull wrote, “It looks so sophisticated and organised; I am impressed

One Coral Osaa wrote, “Well organised. May his soul continue to rest well in peace

One Dalashane07 wrote, “Feel the pain in the eyes of his kids in Slide 1”.

Mr Ibu's Night of TributeMr Ibu's Night of Tribute

Recall that in October, last year, Mr Ibu had cried out to the public for help as he battled an ailment. Music sensations Davido and P-Square, along with the popular personality Tunde Ednut, and former senate president, Bukola Saraki came to his aide.

The actor underwent 7 surgeries which were all successful, and had his leg amputated twice. At some point, his health deteriorated and the actor lost his voice in the process. In January, he was discharged and this left his fans and lovers excited, unfortunately, their joy was shortlived as he gave up the ghost two months later.

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