- “She died in a Lagos hospital at the age of 64 , on Friday, July 30, 2021 at about 10 pm.”
The family of veteran Nollywood actress, Rachael Oniga, has spoken about her death.
EKO HOT BLOG had earlier reported on Saturday that Rachael Oniga died on Friday at the age of 64.
However, the family has reacted to the demise of the Nollywood actress via a statement by the deceased’s sister, Deaconess Toyin Odusote, on Sunday.
According to the late actress’ sister, Rachael Oniga died on Friday after battling a heart condition.
The family further noted that contrary to report that Rachael Oniga died of COVID-19, the 64-year-old actress battled heart disease for a short period before her demise.
The family of the veteran Nollywood actress further stated that it will announce her burial arrangement in due course.
The statement read, “With a heavy heart and total submission to God, we write to announce the passing of our beloved sister, mother, and grandmother, Chief Rachel Tabuno Oniga.
“She died in a Lagos hospital at the age of 64, on Friday, July 30, 2021, at about 10 pm.
“Contrary to diverse reports informing that she died of COVID-19 complications, we write to inform the general public that she died of heart-related issue, an ailment she battled for a short period before her demise.”
The statement continued, “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, 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 cause with deep sense of respect for her soul and the glorious life she lived,” the family of Rachael Oniga stated.
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