Tributes have continued to pour in for popular On-Air Personality and Inspiration FM presenter, Oluwatosin Bucknor, know as Tosyn Bucknor, who died last night.
Bucknor’s husband and French citizen, Aurelien Boyer found her unconscious at their Lagos home and quickly alerted medical personnel and family members. The news of her death wafted through the media this morning and caught many with surprise as she had been full of life and energy, despite suffering from Sickle Cell Anaemia, a genetic condition that causes the red blood cells to develop abnormally.
Tosyn’s sister Funke Bucknor Obruthe, the CEO of Zapphire events this morning disclosed that the cause of the media personality’s death on social media,
‘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. Love you’.
Meanwhile, friends, colleagues, and all who have been inspired by Bucknor’s radio voice and remarkable media career have paid tributes to her. ‘Tosyn Bucknor’ is still trending at number 1 on Twitter as at the time of writing this report.
Bekeme Masade, CEO of CSR in Action, and co-ordinator of the Good Citizens Initiative, who co-hosts the Good Citizen Show with Bucknor every Friday evening announced on her Twitter handle:
“Dearest Tosyn Bucknor, thank you for the life, the love, the experience and the heart you brought to our Show. You fought hard, but God said it was time to come rest. My little ladies and I will miss you terribly.”
On popular online forum, Nairaland, members praised Bucknor’s resilient spirit and remarkable talent. One member who knew her personally said:
“Tosyn taught me everything I needed to know about broadcast journalism. Her voice still rings in my head right now. She was sweet, kind and Hilarious. Even when she was sick she would still come to work. ‘walk beside me’ she would say. She was so hard-working and Full of life and just the happiest person ever.”
Celebrities who have posted tributes to the late journalist include Banky W, Falz, Olamide, Seyi Law, etc.
Banky W, who survived Cancer last year, paid homage to Bucknor in a touching write-up on instagram:
“I always described Tosyn as “one of my favourite people on earth”, because it was true. I really, truly loved her. She was so full of life and incredible, positive energy… I believe she’s resting in a better place, but I’m hurting bad because I wasn’t ready to say goodbye. This world needs more people like her. I’m gonna miss her so much. So much… it’s hurting me in my soul. I pray for her husband, Sister, family and friends. May God give the kind of strength and comfort only He can provide.
May we make the most of every day that we are blessed to experience. That’s what she did. Today I’m completely heartbroken because I lost one of my favourite people, but I’m so grateful that I got to know her at all. I will miss her forever. #tosynbucknor