Veteran filmmaker, Chico Ejiro, who died on Christmas day, December 25, 2020, will be laid to rest on February 20. The elder brother of the deceased who is also a veteran filmmaker, Zeb Ejiro, disclosed this in a statement released on Tuesday.

According to the statement, the late Chico died of complications from High Blood Pressure.

”His demise followed complications arising from high blood pressure for which he had been treated.

“He had returned delightfully to the only business he was so passionate about and had concluded his movie shoot barely two days before Christmas. His painful death was a tragic drama that took less than 10 minutes and there was silence,” the statement read.

According to the senior Ejiro, the late Chico in the last six years had devoted his entire life and resources to assuring the health and survival of his youngest child who was diagnosed with cancer-related ailments while still a toddler.

He said Chico’s devoted wife, Joy Ejiro, had been in the US caring for their son and had returned with him temporarily for the yuletide holiday after being away for two years.