Filmmaker Edgard Leroy dies in Lagos-Ibadan expressway auto crash which occurred on Saturday, the accident was caused by excessive speed and loss of control by the bus driver.
Nigerian-based Cameroonian, a fastest-rising filmmaker who recently won the prestigious African Magic Viewers Choice Award (AMVCA), as the Best Indigenous Movie in the Yoruba category.
It was gathered that the 26-year-old film director was heading to a movie location at Ibadan when he was involved in an auto crash accident, which happened at the Sagamu area of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
His colleague, David Akande, announced the filmmaker’s death on his Instagram page on Monday. Akande wrote, “Good night Edgard Leroy, my brother, friend and partner. I love you.
His colleague Demola Yusuf, also posted on his Facebook page. Yusuf wrote, “It’s with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beloved Director and co-producer @edgardleroy We lost him to a ghastly auto crash on the 11th of June along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
“He was on his way to a movie location in Ibadan when the sad occurrence happened in Shagamu. Please join us in praying that God grants him one of the best spaces in heaven. His last wish would be for us to never stop giving our best, as he was a passionate creative. May God grant him eternal rest.”