Elder statesman and Nigeria’s former Vice President, Dr Alex Ekwueme, is dead. According to his family, he died on Sunday in a London Hospital where he was undergoing treatment. While many are still mourning the death of the elder statesman, condolences have continued to pour in from governors as well as past presidents of Nigeria. Here are 10 things to remember about him. • Dr. Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme was born on October 21, 1932 and died on November 19, 2017.