A source close to the family confirmed to SaharaReporters that Admiral Akhigbe had his last breath at his Manhattan home, New York, at 1.06 p.m. (local time). He was surrounded by his wife, his children, and their spouses.
Reacting to the death of Mike Akhigbe last night, Senate President David Mark expressed sorrow at the death of his former military colleague, saying he had lost a brother.
The cause of death was throat cancer. It has been learnt that the former military administrator of Ondo and Lagos States first experienced symptoms of his disease in 2010. He was engaged in President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign at the time, but took a leave to fly to Germany where doctors gave him the grim diagnosis.
For three years, he underwent treatment for his cancer in Germany, the UK and the USA before finally losing battle to the disease on October 28, 2013, Monday. Over the last one month, the former naval officer received treatment at the Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Hospital in Manhattan, which is one of the top treatment facilities for cancer in the world.Continue reading