Who is Coronji Calhoun? Wiki, Biography, Age, Died, Career, Tributes

Coronji Calhoun
Coronji Calhoun

Coronji Calhoun Wiki – Coronji Calhoun Biography

Coronji Calhoun Sr, who starred alongside Halle Berry in Monster’s Ball, has died, according to reports.

The former child actor, who played Berry’s son in the 2001 film, won the Oscar for best actress, becoming the first and so far only African-American actress to win the award.

Age

He was 31 years old.

Coronji Calhoun Died

According to local reports, Calhoun died from heart failure and lung issues, with his mother Theresa Bailey revealing the news of his death as she set up a GoFundMe for his funeral expenses.

She wrote: ‘Coronji Calhoun Sr. recently joined the ancestors in watching over our family and me on October 13, 2021.

At the age of ten, he portrayed Tyrell, son of Lawrence (Sean “P. Diddy” Combs) and Leticia Musgrove (Halle Berry), in the 2001 Academy Award-winning film, Monster’s Ball.

‘Unfortunately, we did not have any life insurance policy on him (as we never expected this tragedy to occur to us) before he transitioned. Now we ask for generosity in your donations as we prepare to give Coronji a sacred celebration of life.’

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She added: ‘Thank you for your prayers, calls, texts, and selfless support!’

Family Statement

The family added in a later update: ‘On behalf of the Calhoun and Bailey family, I would like to thank each individual who found it in their hearts to extend the much-needed financial support to lay Coronji Sr. to rest.

‘We are 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 son. As we close this chapter, we ask that in your remembrance of him, you remember to love your neighbor as yourself because that is what Coronji did for his entire community.’

Berry had previously spoken about working with the then-child star in Monster’s Ball, where she played his abusive mother.

When the film was released, she said: ‘That scene was more complex for me because he’s a real little boy with an actual weight problem and he has real issues surrounding it himself.

Career

Calhoun’s only acting credit was Monster’s Ball. In the film, he was Tyrell and the constantly berated son of Berry’s lead character, Leticia Musgrove. He secured the role in an opening casting call in Louisiana. In the film, he dies after a bad accident.

Monster’s Ball earned Berry an Oscar for Best Actress, the first woman of color to win in the lead category.

WWL-TV reported that Calhoun was one of six children. He is survived by a 10-year-old son and a 13-year-old stepson.