Rita Anuku, the 1986 winner of Miss Nigeria beauty pageant is dead.
A statement released by the family of the former beauty queen said late Rita Anuku passed away this Thursday morning  July 2nd at an undisclosed Abuja hospital.
According to a family source, the beauty queen has 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 five 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