Heartbreaking: Popular Radio Persenter, Tosyn Bucknor Dies At 37

Heartbreaking: Popular Radio Persenter, Tosyn Bucknor Dies At 37

By Ani Afuekwe | Entertainment Reporter on November 20, 2018
Tosyn Bucknor
Tosyn Bucknor

Tosyn Bucknor, an on-air-personality with Inspiration FM, has died aged 37.

Oluwatosin Bucknor was found dead by husband, Aurelien Boyer, a French national, when he arrived at home from work on Monday [November 19, 2018] night.

Inspiration FM announced her passing on Twitter Tuesday. “On behalf of IFM and all the OAPS we regret to announce that our sister friend and family member Tosyn Bucknor has passed on,” the radio wrote.

A graduate of Law from the University of Lagos, the on-air personality was born with sickle cell anaemia. She started These Genes Project to raise awareness on the condition and provide help for people who suffer from the anaemia.

Tosyn and Aurélien Boyer got married in Lagos in November 2015. They had their white wedding in France soon after.

Tosyn previously hosted the morning show at Top Radio FM.

She started her on-air-personality duties with Tee-A at Eko FM. She was also an intern at Cool FM where she hosted the Fun Hour Show on Saturdays.

Tosyn joined Top Radio after her youth service in 2009 as the only female handling a morning show.

She was nominated for several awards, including Future Awards, ELOY Awards, and Best of Nollywood.

Following news of her death, fans and colleagues alike have taken to social media to express their shock.

Until her death, the OAP who also doubled as a Vlogger, was an employee of Inspiration FM where she hosted her own morning talk show.

Tosyn’s father, late Segun Bucknor, who was a popular musician and journalist, passed away in 2017.

Her sister,  Funke Bucknor-Obruthe, is a celebrity event planner. She is the CEO of Zaphirre Events, one of the leading events management companies in Nigeria.


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