The owner of Zapphire Events, Funke Bucknor-Obruthe, has revealed that her sister, Tosyn Bucknor, died “due to complications” from sickle cell anaemia.
Bucknor, a radio presenter, actress and writer, was born with sickle cell and started the ‘These Genes Project’ to help people with the disorder.
In an Instagram post, Bucknor-Obruthe wrote: “My heart is heavy… but in all things, we give thanks to God. My darling sister and besto Tosyn passed away last night due to complications from sickle cell.”
Africa News 24 had reported earlier that presenter was found dead by husband, Aurelien Boyer when he arrived at home from work on Monday night.
Onome Obruthe, the husband of her sister Funke Obruthe-Bucknor, confirmed the demise of the petite media personality.
Bucknor, a graduate of law from the University of Lagos, was born with sickle cell anaemia.
In November 2015, the media personality and Aurélien Boyer had their traditional wedding surrounded by family and friends in Lagos. Five months later, they had their white wedding in France, Boyer’s home country.
The media personality started her OAP duties with Tee-A at Eko FM. She was also an intern at Cool FM where she hosted the ‘Fun Hour Show’ on Saturdays.
Bucknor joined Top Radio after her youth service in 2009 as the only female handling a morning show.