Nigeria: May Edochie finally speak out about the death of her son
By Ahmad Hadizat Omayoza, Mamos Nigeria
After her son Kambiichukwu passed away three months ago, May Yul Edochie, the actor’s first wife, has finally spoken out.
Remember that Kambolichikwu, the first son of May and actor Yul Edochie, died after collapsing while playing football at school, as reported by The PUNCH. He was 16 years old.
May, who has been silent about her son’s tragic death, has finally spoken out.
She took to her Instagram page on Saturday to impart a photograph of herself to every one of her children and wrote a piece to grieve her late child.
May wrote: “Words are not enough to express our gratitude to you all. In all of these ordeals, we believe that this immeasurable loss is heaven’s gain.
When you lose a husband, you are called a widow…..
You lose a wife, a widower….
You lose a father, fatherless….
You lose a mother, motherless…
You lose both parents, an orphan…
You lose a sibling, a “forgotten mourner”….
Other than vilomah which means “against a natural order”, I cannot find an English word for losing a child. I do not think there’s any death as intense and painful as losing one’s child. We are still in inexpressible grief, however, I want you all to know that we are fine by God’s special grace.
“Indeed the uncertainty of tomorrow remains a mystery and some occurrences are unforgettable but we just have to find a way to live with them no matter how painful and difficult they are. The incredible love and support from you all my family, friends and well-wishers all around the globe through various means are unimaginable and unconditional. In recent times, we have experienced the most devastating and traumatic circumstances of life but your prayers have kept us going.
“My friends and family have been a great pillar and helped me through the process in the most amazing ways. All the brands I represent have been kind and patient. Life left me in a state of resigning myself to fate with a meaningless and overwhelming feeling, but you, my amazing fans, stood by me even in my absence. This love is “God’s grace” and can only be described as both the wonder and awe of serendipity.
“We truly appreciate and cannot thank you all enough, and sincerely hope that everything sums up into enabling us to stand the tragic loss and panic. We only have God’s blessings to offer in return and pray that affliction will never rise in your homes in Jesus’ name. 🙏❤️. It is impossible to forget a child so he’ll always remain the second of my four adorable children. Continue to rest in the bosom of the Almighty my sweet angel, Kambilnachukwu, until we meet again. 🙏💔.”
May and Yul Edochie, have three children together. The couple made headlines last year when Yul revealed that he is now polygamous and introduced his new wife, Judy Austin. In 2022, the couple gave birth to a son named Star Duke Munachimso Yul Edochie.