Coronji Calhoun Sr, the actor from Monster’s Ball, died of heart failure at the age of 30.

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Coronji Calhoun Sr, the actor who played Harry Berry’s son in the film Monster’s Ball, died at the age of 30.

Coronji, who played Tyrell Musgrove in the 2001 film, died on October 13 of heart failure and lung difficulties, according to his mother.

Halle Berry and Monster’s Ball producer Lee Daniels have each donated $3,394 to a GoFundMe page set up for his burial expenses.

 

His mother, Theresa Bailey, wrote on the page on Wednesday, Nov. 10: “Coronji Calhoun Sr. recently joined the ancestors in watching over me and our family 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.

 Monster?s Ball actor, Coronji Calhoun Sr, dies aged 30 from heart failure

“Unfortunately, we did not have any life insurance policy on him (as we never expected this tragedy to befall us) before he transitioned.”

She went on to ask fans for help, she added: “Now we ask for generosity in your donations as we prepare to give Coronji a sacred celebration of life.”

 Monster?s Ball actor, Coronji Calhoun Sr, dies aged 30 from heart failure

The page has over $10,000 in donations now.

Coronji secured the role in Monster’s Ball as the son of Berry’s lead character, Leticia Musgrove, after attending an open casting call in Louisiana.

Monster’s Ball is the only acting credit Coronji had.

The film earned Berry an Oscar for Best Actress, the first woman of colour to win in the lead category.


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