Veteran Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie, has broken his silence on the death of his grandson, Kambilichukwu Edochie.
The news of the death of the 16-year-old son of actor Yul Edochie and his first wife, May, sent shockwaves throughout the entertainment industry and the Ngerian webspace yesterday, March 30.
Kambilichukwu Edochie, who just turned 16 in January 2023, is said to have slumped and developed a seizure while playing football with his friends on Wednesday, March 29.
He was rushed to the Mother and Child Hospital, where he was confirmed dead. Read here.
Reacting to the sad news in a chat with Vanguard, Pete Edochie described Kambilichukwu as a brilliant, unusual child who excelled in everything.
The grandfather said that it was unfortunate that his grandson died while he had shown great promise.
“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.” He said.