Coronji Calhoun Biography – Coronji Calhoun Wiki
Coronji Calhoun Sr. was a former child actor known for his role as Tyrell Musgrove, the onscreen son of Halle Berry and Sean “Diddy” Combs, in the 2001 film Monster’s Ball. He landed the role of Tyrell Musgrove in Monster’s Ball after an open casting call in Louisiana, according to SF Gate. Calhoun was only 10 years old when he appeared in the film, for which Berry made history by becoming the first Black woman to win an Oscar for Best Actress in a Lead Role.
In the 2001 Academy Award-winning film, Berry’s character often scolds her son (Calhoun) for his weight. Reflecting on her experience working with Calhoun, Berry told SF Gate in 2002: “It was a lot harder than even the love scene because [Calhoun] was really 10 and obese.” She recalled him telling her, “You don’t have to worry about what you say; it can’t be as bad as how they treat me at school,” She added. “But I hear now he’s the most popular kid in his school. So I guess [the movie] helped.”
Coronji Calhoun Age
Coronji Calhoun Sr. was born in 1990, in New Sarpy, Louisiana. He died on October 13, 2021. He was 30 years old.
Coronji Calhoun Children
He had two children; a 10-year-old son and a 13-year-old stepson.
Coronji Calhoun Family
The New Sarpy native was one of six children. He is survived by his mother Theresa Bailey, a 10-year-old son, and 13-year-old stepson, according to WWL-TV.
Coronji Calhoun Death
Former Child Star Coronji Calhoun Sr. died on October 13, 2021, at the age of 30, according to his mother Theresa Bailey. A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help give him “a sacred celebration of life.”
“Coronji Calhoun Sr. recently joined the ancestors in watching over me and our family on October 13, 2021,” Bailey wrote in the GoFundMe page. “At the age of 10, 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 befall us) before he transitioned. Now we ask for generosity in your donations as we prepare to give Coronji a sacred celebration of life.”
On Tuesday, November 9, 2021, his family met their $10,000 goal after Berry and Monster’s Ball producer Lee Daniels each contributed about $3,300. As of Thursday, Nov. 11, the campaign has raised more than $11,000.
“On behalf of the Calhoun and Bailey family, I would like to thank each and every 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,” Bailey shared in a Nov. 10 update. “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.”
Coronji Calhoun Cause of Death
The cause of death was congestive heart failure and problems with his lungs, his mother Theresa Bailey to New Orleans TV station WWL.
Coronji Calhoun Obituary
An online obituary of Coronji Calhoun Sr. described the former child actor as “a loving father, son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend to his community.”
Coronji Calhoun Net Worth
His net worth is unclear.
Coronji Calhoun Instagram
His Instagram handle is @coronji. He last posted on Instagram in October 2015.