Death is certainly doing great numbers as just the first month of the new year has engulfed many, one of whom is media personality Emilia Asim-Ita.
Emilia Asim-Ita, 33, the co-founder of The Future Awards Africa and and former partner, Red Media Africa was said to have breathed her last after going through a surgical operation due to an appendix rupture she suffered.
Her brother reportedly confirmed the news of her death to newsmen, revealing that the surgery was successful and she was supposed to be discharged today, Saturday, 30th January.
“My sister died yesterday at about 8:20 am. She had an appendix rupture. The appendix had a small lump underneath it and that lump burst; that spleen went to her intestines and it polluted some parts of her intestine. She had to go through a surgery to cut the affected part of the intestines. It was successful as it was done by a specialist”, her brother, Williams reportedly told The Punch in an exclusive chat.
“She was supposed to be discharged today. She had been okay, strolling around and they had even changed her hospital dress to normal dress, which showed that she was ready to go home. Yesterday, she was about to take her normal morning routine stroll and that is how she slumped; before we knew it, we had lost her. She was in hospital for about nine days.
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“Immediately she learnt that she had a ruptured appendix, she went for the surgery the next day. The next morning the surgery was done and it was successful“, he reportedly added.
Emilia Asim-Ita’s death came as a rude shock to Nigerians and her friends, colleagues family, acquaintances and mentees have taken to social media to mourn her passing. “I’m so shook by this Emilia story. What in the world?!????“, Ebuka wrote.
I'm so shook by this Emilia story. What in the world?!????
— Ebuka Obi-Uchendu (@Ebuka) January 30, 2021
Can’t believe this is happening💔… I still sent you a message yesterday, expecting your response 😭😭. Missing you already Emilia. Rest in Peace Dear Emilia. pic.twitter.com/cB2rhZjCcy
— MEGATRON!!! (@ms_kerry_) January 30, 2021
We lost 😞 a star 🌟
Last conversation with @emiliaasim was about writing a book. She’s always ready to bring out the best in others. I’ll miss you 😢 sis.
Prayers and thoughts with Emilia's loved ones at this incredibly difficult time.💔 pic.twitter.com/aEKmCWxqlq
— Oluwashina Okeleji (@oluwashina) January 30, 2021
Emilia would spend the first 20mins of every conversation trying to convince me to become a nollywood actor, begging me that she would manage me and I would always laugh it off. We will miss you dearly Emilia Asim Ita
— Wana Udobang (@MissWanaWana) January 30, 2021