In a statement made public by her family, they stated that the veteran actress died of health-related complications and not COVID-19, as being speculated on social media.
The actress was announced dead on Saturday by a local media with the speculation that she died of COVID-19.
However, her family has refuted the speculation and disclosed the true cause of her death in a statement titled, “An official statement on the passing of Chief Rachel Tabuno Oniga”, as signed by her sister, Toyin Odusote.
“With a heavy heart and total submission to God, we write to announce the passing unto glory of our beloved sister, mother and grandmother; Chief Rachel Tabuno Oniga.
“She died in a Lagos hospital at the age of 64, on Friday, 30th of July 2021, at about 10pm.
“Contrary to diverse reports informing that she died from COVID-19 complications, we write to inform the general public that she died from a heart-related issue; an ailment she battled with for a short period before her demise.