Monster’s Ball actor Coronji Calhoun Sr., who played Halle Berry’s son Tyrell Musgrove in the 2001 film has died. He was 30.
According to CBS affiliate WWL-TV, the actor’s mother, Theresa C. Bailey said her son died on Oct. 13. The cause of death was due to congestive heart failure and lung problems.
The news of Calhoun’s passing first surfaced last month on Instagram after his followers and fans paid tribute to him in the comments section of one of his final posts. A GoFundMe page has been set up in his honor to “give Coronji a sacred celebration of life.”
Calhoun’s only acting credit comes from Monster’s Ball where he played the son to Berry’s Leticia Musgrove. The film follows Leticia who has to live through the execution of her death row inmate husband played by Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, before falling in love with the prison guard who flipped the switch, played by Billy Bob Thornton.
Berry and Monster’s Ball producer Lee Daniels appeared to contribute to a GoFundMe page created by Calhon’s mother with a reported donation of $3,394 each.
"We are blown away by the outpouring of love the community and Coronji's adopted family has shown during our process of grief," Bailey wrote in a GoFundMe update on Wednesday. "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."
According to WWL-TV, Calhoun was one of six children and is survived by a 10-year-old son and 13-year-old stepson.