The death of Emilia Asim-Ita , co-founder of The Future Awards Africa and former partner, Red Media Africa, was announced earlier today by family members and it has been revealed that she died after an appendicitis surgery.
Speaking in an interview with The Punch, her brother, Williams Asim-Ita, revealed that she had an appendix rupture.
“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.”
“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. 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 said.
Also, her sister-in-law, Jane, who was with her during her last hours, said, “The discussions we had bordered on the fact that she would soon be out of the hospital, nothing serious. We tried to keep her happy, lively and give her hope. We majorly had the ‘how are you feeling today’ kind of discussions.”