Nigerian actor and politician, Yul Edochie has reportedly lost his first son, Kambilichukwu Edochie, in the early hours of Thursday, March 30.
The tragic news comes after the late child had joined his colleagues to play a football game during which he collapsed.
Confirming the news of Kambilichukwu's death to the media, a family member said, "After his exam in school, he joined his mates to play football and he developed a seizure and was rushed to the Mother and Child Hospital. All efforts by the doctors to resuscitate him proved abortive."
The actor faced heightened family issues since 2022 for marrying a colleague filmmaker, Judy Austin, which left his marriage with his first wife, May Edochie in limbo.
The Nollywood giant had celebrated his son's 16th birthday only two months ago with his wife, Mary Edochie.
Yul had taken to his verified Instagram handle on January 4 to wish his son a happy birthday, asking God to lead and protect him always.
The news of Kambilichukwu's death has come as a shock to Yul Edochie's fans and well-wishers, who have taken to social media to express their condolences.
Many are wishing the actor, strength during this difficult time and have been sending prayers and messages of support to him and his family.
The tragic loss of his son is undoubtedly a difficult time for Yul Edochie and his family.
Still, the actor has shown strength and resilience in the face of adversity but is yet to pass a comment as his fans and well-wishers are rallying around him during this challenging time.
As the family mourns the loss of Kambilichukwu, we at this portal pray that they find comfort and strength in each other and that Yul Edochie and his family find the courage to face the difficult days ahead.