Yul Edochie: Heartbreak as Son of Legendary Actor Slumps, Dies While Playing Football

Yul Edochie: Heartbreak as Son of Legendary Actor Slumps, Dies While Playing Football

Babajide Orevba
  • Yul Edochie’s son Kambilichukwu has passed away after he reportedly slumped in school
  • It was gathered that the 16-year-old was rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead
  • This came barely two months after the father took to social media to celebrate his son’s birthday

Famous Nigerian actor Yul Edochie has lost his beloved son Kambilichukwu, who reportedly slumped and died while playing football with classmates.

It was gathered that the tragic incident happened after he developed a seizure during the extra-curricular activities in school.

Kambilichukwu was reportedly rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, although the actor is yet to make a statement about the situation.

Yul Edochie, Kambilichukwu, Actor, Football
Yul Edochie's son Kambilichukwu passes away. Photo: yuledochie
Source: Instagram

Nigerian outlet The Cable reported that a very close associate of the family confirmed that the news is true. The source said:

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“He told me about what happened. He wrote to me, he said my first son is gone, slumped while playing football in school. Got to the hospital, and he was gone. My heart is shattered.”

The tragic incident is coming barely two months after Yul celebrated his son’s 16th birthday. He wrote on his Instagram handle:

“A very happy 16th birthday to my first son, Kambilichukwu Leo Yul-Edochie. May God lead and protect you always. With many more years. Daddy loves you.”

Yul and May got married in 2004, after dating for six years.

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The Nigerian forward was on the pitch for his club in Spain against SP Cabanillas in Tercera División Group 18, when he suddenly fell down in the 39th minute.

The match official immediately signalled for the medical team to rush onto the pitch, but their efforts to revive him proved futile, with the Nigerian player confirmed dead minutes later.

Ismaila Mabo passes away

Sports Brief earlier reported that Nigeria's football fraternity was thrown into deep mourning following the demise of former Super Falcons coach Mabo Ismaila, who died on Monday, March 12.

Ismaila was the head coach of Nigeria's women's national team at the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup, 2000 Summer Olympics and 2004 Summer Olympics.

He was said to have battled against sickness for months before passing on at the age of 80 leaving wives, children and grandchildren behind.