Coronji Calhoun, an actor who was known for Monster’s Ball (2001), and for for being jovial and a joy to watch, passed away on October 13,2021 in the USA, at the young age of 30.
The mother of the actor sorrowfully confirmed his passing away and death of her son.
Coronji played Halle Berry’s son in ‘Monster’s Ball’. The actress has donated to a GoFundMe page set up in his honour, and to equally paid her last tribute to her colleague.
According to reports, Coronji Calhoun Sr died of congestive heart failure and lung problems.
The prolific and jovial actor was best known for his role as Halle Berry’s son in the 2001 film Monster’s Ball. He was just 10 years of age when he starred in the movie and performed really well.
Halle Berry and Lee Daniels, the monster producer made donations of around £2,500 ($3,394) each. The page has raised over its target of about £7,500 ($10,000).
The movie star Coronji Calhoun passed away on October 13 and his mum has since written on the fundraising page: “On behalf of the Calhoun and Bailey family, I would like to thank each and every individual who found it in their hearts to extend the much needed financial support to lay Coronji Sr. to rest we really appreciate and may God bless you all.
“We appreciate what most people have done, and blown away by the outpouring of love the community and Coronji’s adopted family has shown during our process of grief. While the financial burden has been lifted, we still mourn the loss of my beloved son Coronji.
“As it is time to close this chapter of his life, we ask that in your remembrance of him, you remember to love your neighbour as yourself, always check up on your neighbours, their well-being, because that is what Coronji did for his entire community.”
Monster’s Ball was Coronji’s only acting credit which he did very well with. He played the role of Tyrell, the constantly berated son of Halle’s main character, Leticia Musgrove.
In the Monsters ball movie, Tyrell dies after a bad accident.
Many online users especially Twitter users commented with messages of condolences following the news.
One simply wrote: “Rest in Heavenly Peace.”
Another commented: “Very sad – for a parent to have to bury their child: RIP.”