Winner of 1986 Miss Nigeria prize, Rita Anuku, is dead.
She died at the age of 47. A statement released by her family indicated that the late beauty queen passed away, Thursday, at an undisclosed Abuja hospital.
It said Anuku, who became a beauty queen at age 18, as a secondary school leaver, had been battling with cancer for two years.
Four children, three girls and a boy survive the deceased, who is also the younger sister of Nollywood actor, Hank Anuku.
Burial arrangement is expected to be announced by the family. NAN