The statement, signed by his brother and the traditional ruler of Oko in Anambra State, Igwe Laz Ekwueme, said Mr. Ekwueme died at 10:00 pm.
The statement reads in part: “Ekwueme family regrets to announce the peaceful passing away of their patriarch, the former Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Dr. Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme GCON.
“The sad event occurred at the London Clinic at 10:00 pm on Sunday 19th November 2017.”
The former vice president, who turned 85 in October, reportedly collapsed in his Enugu residence few weeks ago.
He was immediately taken to the Memfys Neurosurgery Hospital, Enugu, where he relapsed and went into a coma, but was later flown abroad for urgent medical treatment before he died yesterday.
The family has not announced burial arrangement yet.
Eternal rest be granted and perpetual light shine upon him.