2nd December, 2010
Veteran comic actress, Mrs. Aduke George popularly known as Iya Sala, died in theÂ early hours of Saturday at her Ikara, Ijebu-Mushin,Â Ogun State home at the age ofÂ 69.
NollywoodReel gathered that her death may not be unconnected to the fact that sheÂ was neglected and had nobody to assist her financially.
She was said to have gone through severe pains and particularly had sight problemÂ before giving up the battle to death at about 3 a.m. on Saturday.
She died after complaining of pains all over her body earlier in the day.
Meanwhile, the succour she had spent years waiting for, according to sources, wouldÂ have come her way in a couple of weeks as the Federal Government has concluded plansÂ to honour her as an unsung heroine in Abuja.
NollywoodReel further gathered that for a while, the representatives of the FederalÂ Government had been on the look out for her only to later find out that she wasÂ almost blind and she died few days later.
However, the award willÂ still be given to her posthumously.
Explaining how Iya Sala died, one of her aides, Mrs. Adebusola, said â€œwhen sheÂ complained of the pain, we gave her medication, but she eventually died in the earlyÂ hours of Saturday.â€
Mrs. Adebusola further stated that burial arrangement will be officially released inÂ January, 2011.
â€œThe problem with her sight started last year when she lost her only child, Bunmi.Â She cried so much and ever since, sheâ€™s been having sight problem,â€ Mrs. AdebusolaÂ added.
The late Iya Sala was among the veterans that popularised stage acting and comedy inÂ the 1980s and early 1990s in Nigeria.