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29th Apr 2024

Francis Ngannou’s infant son has died

Joseph Loftus

Francis Ngannou has been left heartbroken following the death of his infant son.

The infant son of Francis Ngannou, Kobe, has died.

Following reports of his son’s death in the media, Ngannou took to Instagram to write: “Too soon to leave but yet he’s gone. My little boy, my mate, my partner Kobe was full of life and joy. Now, he’s laying without life. I shouted his name over and over but he’s not responding.

“I was my best self next to him and now I have no clue of who I am. Life is so unfair to hit us where it hurts the most. How do you deal with such a thing? How can you live with it?

“Please help me if you have an idea because I really don’t know what to do and how to deal with this.”

Ngannou also posted to X, writing: “What’s the purpose of life if what we’re fighting tooth and nail to get away from is what finally hit us the hardest!

“Why is life so unfair and merciless? Why does life always take what we don’t have? I’m f****** tired.”

The cause of death remains unknown at the time of writing.

Conor McGregor was among those to send their thoughts to the boxer, writing: “I am so sorry to hear of your loss Francis, my prayers are with you and your family at this time.”

Boxing promoter, Frank Warren, wrote: “Thoughts and prayers are with @francis_ngannou and his family. Terribly sad news.”

Devastating news.