Celebrity event planner and wife of the founder and pastor of Trinity House church Ibidun Itua-Ighodalo has passed on.
The ex-beauty queen died in the early hours of Sunday, according to his aide.
She would have been 40 on July 19, 2020. The cause of her death is yet to be known as at the time of filing this report.
Ibidun was in Bayelsa and Rivers State to work on COVID-19 Isolation Centres.
Her husband’s church, Trinity House, in apparent confirmation of Ibidun’s death, posted a picture of burning candle preceded by two blank, black squares on its Twitter handle on Sunday.
Similar posts appeared on the church’s Instagram page’
A representative of the family said in a terse statement on Sunday that the family of the deceased requested for privacy while mourning the death of the former Miss Lux winner.
“The Ighodalo and Olaleye Ajayi families are deeply saddened to announce the sudden loss of our beloved wife and daughter Mrs Ibidunni Ituah-Ighodalo who passed away in the early hours of today,” Asue Ighodalo said in a statement.
“As you will understand, this is a difficult time for our families and we will appreciate some privacy during this time. All information of burial proceedings will be provided in due course.”
Ibidun Ighodalo was the founder of Ibidunni Ighodalo Foundation (IIF), a non-profit organisation she started to raise awareness about infertility and to provide grants for couples that require fertility treatments such as In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Intrauterine Insemination.