She was gorgeous,
the one with a voice,
that ripples the world louder; even at death.
The undying tone
that pitches even higher after she was,
truly a star – a living legacy.
The unexpected happened, Tosyn was found unresponsive by her husband when he returned from work. She was confirmed dead on arrival at the hospital. This shocking news threw many fans into mourning and confusion – “it can’t be true”.
Many took to social media, expressing their pain and grief. People spoke about her great works and beautiful personality. Concerns were also raised about the cause of her sudden death. It was later revealed that she died of complicationsfrom
As a medical doctor (histopathology
Although, we are not aware if Tosyn was unwell with any of the previously stated complications prior to her death, it may be misleading to attribute her cause of death to complications of sickle cell without detailed
In Nigeria, more emphasis is laid on the demerits of sickle cell than its merits. Some even consider it a synonym to death. There are two sides to the sickle cell gene – it is associated with many complications that could lead to death as previously enumerated. But it is also associated with multiple talents as demonstrated by Tosyn. People living with sickle cell can live normal lives with great family, medical and community support. Of course, the strength and inspiration from the mighty hand of God is central.
To those families affected with sickle cell, please support your child or ward to the very best. Focus on their positive talents and don’t consider them invalids. You will be surprised at the greatness ahead of them.
I personally lost sleep over Tosyn’s sudden death! I can imagine the pain and grief this will cause to other fans and herimmediate family. I seize this opportunity to sympathise with her husband, mother and sister. I salute their courage for taking care of her and bringing out the best in her. I really identify with their priceless efforts that made her great. Tosynlives on in our hearts and her voice will never die.
Dr Olusola Jumoke Daramola
Specialist registrar histopathology
Warrington Hospital, UK