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Pete Edochie mourns grandson, says ‘he was an unusual child’



Veteran Nollywood actor Pete Edochie has mourned the death of his grandson Kambilichukwu Edochie.

ER had earlier reported that Yul Edochie, a Nollywood actor, and his first wife, May, lost their first son yesterday.

The son died two months after Edochie and his wife, May Edochie, celebrated his 16th birthday.

Pete Edochie confirmed the sad news to newsmen yesterday, saying his son, Yul, called him on the phone on Wednesday, informing him that Kambilichukwu collapsed while playing football with his schoolmates and developed a seizure.

According to him, the deceased was rushed to Lagos’ Mother and Child Hospital, where he died several hours later.

The legendary actor stated that his family began praying for the child the moment Yul called him about the tragic incident.

Edochie said: “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, haven’t broken their silence since the incident.