Menegian, son of the late Niger-Delta activist and environmentalist, Ken Saro-Wiwa, has been killed by Coronavirus in the United Kingdom.
His sister, Noo Saro-Wiwa, who announced on her Facebook Page on Thursday, said her brother, born in 1970, had Coronavirus combined with underlying health conditions on Monday which led to his death.
“We said goodbye to my brother, Gian; on Monday, he had COVID-19 combined with underlying health conditions. Gian was the smartest and most talented out of all of us.
“A champion sprinter at school, a poet, an artist, budding engineer, a self-taught guitarist and pianist. But mental health issues limited his life from age 16 onward.
“I took this photo of him a few months ago before he was hospitalised. We were singing Hysteria by Def Leppard, a song we both love.
“Although the side-effects of medication altered his athletic physique, this photo still captures Gian’s essence: a kind and beautiful soul, always wanting the best for his family, always praying for our future success while being eternally optimistic about his own.
“And, of course, always loving his music. He leaves a wonderful son, Louis,” she posted.