Kambilichukwu died yesterday morning, two months after his parents, Yul and May Edochie celebrated his 16th birthday.
Confirming the sad news, Pete Edochie said his son, Yul, called him on the telephone on Wednesday, informing him that Kambilichukwu fell down while playing football with his schoolmates 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.
“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,” Edochie said.
“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 added.
Edochie said it was unfortunate that his grandson died while he had shown great promise.