Veteran Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie has broken his silence regarding the death of his grandson.
Recall social media was unrest following reports that Yul Edochie had lost his first son, 16-year-old Kambilichukwu.
It was gathered that the boy was rushed to the hospital on Wednesday, after falling unconscious. Yul’s son was playing football before he developed a seizure and was rushed to Mother and Child Hospital. All efforts by the doctors to resuscitate him proved abortive, the report added.
Confirming the sad news to Vanguard, Pete Edochie said his son, Yul, called him on the telephone on Wednesday, March 29 informing him that Kambilichukwu fell down while playing football with his school mates and developed a seizure.
According to him, the deceased was rushed to the Mother and Child Hospital, Lagos, where he died hours later.
The legendary actor said his family started praying for the child immediately Yul called him on the telephone about the sad incident. In Edochie’s words:
“Kambilinachukwu is a very quiet, brilliant and talented child. He’s not somebody you can ride easily. He doesn’t get angry no matter the situation.
He may change his composure, but he was definitely a very unusual person in so many respects.
“He was so accomplished. I always tell my son that I don’t like people excelling like this in any thing they are involved in. Experience has taught me that such people don’t last long.”
Edochie said it was unfortunate that his grandson died while he had shown great promise.
Meanwhile, both Yul and his first wife, May, have understandably remained silent since the incident.