For veteran Nollywood actress, Eucharia Anunobi, her colleague, Rachel Oniga is not dead, in fact she is still very much alive in her heart and spirit.
Taking to her verified Instagram page to mourn the late actress, Anunobi expressed how she feels over the shocking news.
She wrote, “Hmmmm . They say you’re dead. But you’re alive in my heart and spirit. You honoured me , not minding the distance , on one of the happiest day of my life by going out of your way to come for my pH.D conferment on the 30th of May. In the saddest moment of my life , losing my only son and child , you were there . A sweet soul you’re indeed . Encouraging me and always calling me : my beautiful darling! My thoughts of you are only beautiful as you were beautiful. You have ran your cause aunty Rachael Oniga . May it be well with the family you left behind.”
News recall that the family of the late veteran actress has confirmed the cause of her death, stating that she died of health-related issues, not COVID-19, as earlier speculated on social media
Rachel Oniga was announced dead on Saturday and local reports had speculated that she died of COVID-19 complications.
Revealing the true cause of her death, her family released a statement titled ‘An official statement on the passing of Chief. Rachel Tabuno Oniga,’ signed by her sister, Toyin Odusote.
Part of statement reads, “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 Tabun Oniga.
“She died in a Lagos hospital at the age of 64, on Friday, 30th of July 2021, at about 10pm.