The death of Ms Rita Anuku, former Miss Nigeria 1986, aged 47, has been reported.
A statement released by the family said the late beauty queen passed away on 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.
The deceased, who is also the younger sister of Nollywood actor, Hank Anuku, is survived by four children; three girls and a boy.
Burial arrangement is expected to be announced by the family.

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