The family of Rita Anuku, the 1986 Miss Nigeria, has released a statement that the beauty queen passed away on Thursday, July 2nd at an undisclosed Abuja hospital. According to a family source, the beauty queen had been battling with cancer for the past two years and gave up the ghost Thursday morning.
Late Rita Anuku was a first cousin of Hon. David Anuku, former commissioner of Special Duties in Delta State and younger sister of Nollywood actor, Hank Anuku. She is survived by four children, three girls and a boy.
Twenty nine years ago she was sensationally crowned as Nigeria’s queen of beauty as an 18-year old secondary school leaver. May her gentle soul rest in perfect peace.