Ikel drank himself to death

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Ikel drank himself to death
Ikel Emmanuel
Ikel Emmanuel

A post mortem examination conducted on the body of internet sensation Ikel Emmanuel on Monday, July 14 confirmed that he died from sepsis – an illness in which the body has a severe response to bacteria or other germs due to alcoholic liver disease.

Ann Marie Emmanus, mother of the deceased, told Saint Lucia News Online (SNO) today, July 15 that her son would drink daily and never took care of himself.

“He would go into town regularly and would not return until late at night and would normally sleep under our home,” she said.

Emmanus said her son would cry out for pain in his hips and abdomen but never made time to seek medical attention. She said the pathologist explained that the pain was caused by a cyst in his abdomen which led to his death.

A medical source, who preferred to remain anonymous, told SNO that Emmanuel suffered from alcohol liver disease, but despite the warnings, he continued to drink.

“He was getting treatment but he stopped then started drinking again,” the source said. “He came by us and we told him to go see a doctor because his feet and belly was getting big. He went and they (Victoria Hospital) told him that (he had alcoholic liver disease). He was getting better but the friends he chose were just like him.”

Ikel’s post mortem result

The source said a Castries doctor sometimes assisted Emmanuel financially in getting his medication, adding, “he always came to check up on the doctor, especially on Saturdays, so that they (the doctor’s office) would give him breakfast since the doctor feed homeless people. He went there most times when he was drunk and would be very stubborn, and at that time, he would say he want to change.”

“The last time they saw him he said he wanted to go to rehab, but he never went back so they could have made the arrangements. He always told them he loved them because they always spoke to him about his excessive intake of alcohol,” the source stated.

“Because he was diagnosed with liver disease, he was compliant for a short period and then returned to his old habits when he thought he was well.”

The source said Emmanuel was very happy about his Facebook exploits and even made a video for the doctor and his personnel.

“The street has been quiet without him. His absence is felt. Marlon, although he was known for different habits, we will remember the joyful, troublesome and loving person he was. We got the good side and the bad side of him,” the source added.

Ikel passed away at the Victoria Hospital sometime before 6 a.m on Thursday July 10. He was 33. He will be best remembered for videos on the social networking site in which he impersonated local broadcast journalists reporting the news.

 

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  1. I received his news on face book networking often. I become fond of his jokes and whom he was. I felt so good when I receive them. It brings laughter and so much joy remembering my motherland, my native country, I felt at home one time listening to him. Condolences to the family and may he R.I.P

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  2. The last time i saw him he was telling people bout God second commin n how we don't take God seriously n we need to change

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  3. Witheld I have been asking myself the same questions....and now the family is asking for assistance towards his burial... $1.00 can do alot now for the family .....just saying

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  4. Everyone dies but to be remembered is so much greater, he was a joy to watch on facebook, his troubles are over and he will be dearly missed by his fans. R.I.P

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  5. Are we all complicit in the demise of this young man? When he made a video was he paid $1.00? Did he use the money to buy alcohol? Just asking?

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  6. He was a great entertainer .I'm really sorry that he is gone he'll surely be missed.rip

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  7. I think Ikel was an intelligent young man, I looked at him around political meetings and on street vibs and he was great. I don't think we need to remember the drinking part of this young man, we never knew what hurt he had inside that lead him to the bottle. I believe if he had to do it all over again he would do very well. I was amazed by you Ikel. RIP. You are in a better place.

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  8. SNO, can you please keep as posted regarding the day he will be laid to rest. Depending on the date, time and place, I would surely like to pay my respects, even if i never met or knew this guy personally. He brought me much joy on some of my worse mornings, and for that i consider him my friend!

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  9. I jump in Facebook every day to geta laugh and now iI'm sad by his death RIP sir will be missed and no one can make me laugh like you so long brother

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  10. No money to bury him, bla bla bla, yet he found monies to drank himself to death.

    Priorities, right...RIP, young man.

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  11. maybe the stations should get together and have a fundrasier or donate some funds to provide for a proper burial for this young man...I'm just saying since you were an inspiration to him

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  12. messay stay away from the rum to much of it not good watch what it do our padner ikel i wish that didnt have to happen to him

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  13. rip Ikel. Despite your disease you made other laugh daily. I was a big fan of your. May you rest in peace

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  14. Ikelllll... Sookoooo.. Veeyayyyy...

    Facebook is so crappy n boring without you. Whenever I came from work I would hunt down facebook just to see if a new video from you was uploaded.
    Also you were getting better and better with your craft. Sometimes I could tell you were drunk cause you weren't on your A game when giving your broadcasts. But...gat damnnn.. when you were sober, your news reporting sometimes even exceed those people on the Tele.
    Some of the words you used were even beyond my vocabulary scope of comprehension.
    You "Great" sir was and still is a SENSATION.
    To Mmama Ikel, I say to you.. feel proud of ypour son. Do not remember his shortcomings. Do not cry. Be joyful and remember he did the one thing God wants us to do to our fellow human beings : Make each other happy!

    Live In Peace! Ikel The News Reporting Sensation! Death is nothing but a transisition!

    L.I.P

    In Loving Memory Of One Of Saint Lucia's "GREAT" Sons. Ikel Marlon Emmanuel!

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