Nigerians are paying tribute to popular radio presenter and entertainer Tosyn Bucknor, who has died aged 37 on Monday the 19th.
Bucknor died from complications due to sickle cell, her sister and renowned event planner, Funke Bucknor Obruthe said in an Instagram post.
“My darling sister and besto Tosyn passed away last night due to complications from sickle cell,” she wrote.
Bucknor was found unconscious by her husband, a French national, Aurélien Boyer when he returned home from work on Monday night, according to local media reports.
Known as the ‘Voice of Lagos,’ her early morning shows aired on two local radio stations and attracted a strong fanbase among young Nigerians.
She was vocal about her health condition and founded the ‘These Genes Project’ in 2007 to raise awareness about sickle cell.
There has been an outpouring of tributes from celebrities and fans of the radio personality.
Singer and Nollywood actor Bankole Wellington, commonly known as Banky W, described Tosyn as one of his “favorite people on earth.”
“I believe she’s resting in a better place, but I’m hurting badly because I wasn’t ready to say goodbye. “Today I’m completely heartbroken because I have lost one of my favorite people, but I’m so grateful that I got to know her at all. I will miss her forever,”
Nigerian rapper Falz (real name Folarin Falana) in an Instagram post said the popular vlogger, was in “a better place.”
“Angels don’t die, they ascend to heaven. I know you’re in a better place,” Falz said.