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Gone too soon! Charles Ouda’s siblings offer heartfelt tributes

Charles ‘Charli’ Ouda’s family and friends are preparing to bid their final farewell to him with a church service and last rites today, February 15, 2024.

The church service is currently ongoing at All Saints Cathedral, where Charli’s loved ones have gathered to honour and remember him.

In a touching eulogy delivered by his family, Charli was remembered for his exceptional talent, professionalism, and the lasting impact he had on all those he encountered.

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Charli’s siblings have expressed their affection for him. His brother Clem expressed his disbelief at his brother’s passing.

“I still can’t fathom that you’re gone. You are my baby brother who came to me when you were being bullied by Guku and Afed, then you’re a world-renowned artist who has touched a myriad of lives.
Your legacy will live on… but I still can’t believe…”

The late actor Charles Ouda with his big brother Clemm.
The late actor Charles Ouda with his big brother Clemm. PHOTO| COURTESY

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Charli’s elder brother, Chichi said the world had lost and will miss a talented, passionate, inspirational one-of-a-kind legend.

“I will miss my baby brother.”

Liz, Charli’s sole sister, affectionately referred to him as her closest confidant.

“Dear Best Friend, Thank you for forgiving and forgetting how much I bullied you.

Thank you for letting me into your world so I could be a part of it and watch you shine, not from the audience but as part of the crew.

Thank you for teaching me that no is a complete sentence and I never need to explain it.

Thank you for celebrating my wins with me whether it was benching 60kg, running 5 or 21 or just making it through a hard day.

Thank you for choosing to be my gossip partner and YouTube investigator.

But above all thank you for being my best friend.

Love your only big sister.”

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As the curtains close and the audience disperses, your memory remains etched in our hearts and minds. Our love for you will endure forever.”

Actor Charles Ouda passed away on the night of February 3, 2024, at the age of 38.

On February 14, 2024, a night vigil was held at the Kenya National Theatre to honour the late actor.