Joseph Wandera dead following a seizure
Joseph Owen Wandera, 27, died in January after suffering an epileptic seizure while on vacation as a heartbreaking tribute flowed to the “gifted visionary”.
The actor appeared on Coronation Street in 2018, playing a buyer interested in buying an Eileen Grimshaw car.
Forensic officer Cathy Dixon confirmed that he was at a party the night before his death on January 16 this year.
He was staying with his friends at Villa Verde One, in Tamarindo, Costa Rica, when he “sickened” and died.
“While at a party, Joseph called his girlfriend and explained that he was not feeling well,” she told the Rochdale Coroners Court Inquiry today.
A PROMISING actor who appeared in Coronation Street died at the age of 27 after “falling ill” in Costa Rica.
He lost his sight in one eye and lost sensation on the left side of his body.
Joseph called a friend who brought him and then brought him back to their apartment.
And Joseph went to sleep on the sofa.
A few hours later, a friend found Joseph on the sofa having an epileptic fit.
Paramedics were called but they were unable to revive him and he unfortunately passed away.
Honors poured in to the up-and-coming actor, who was a “gift” to everyone who knew him, reports the Manchester Evening News.
DNA Acting Class said in a statement: “A person who has transcended everyone’s belief in himself and embodies everything we stand for.
“He was an actor, artist, visionary, brother, son, friend, confidant, gift, and family.
“His artworks were met with unparalleled charisma, elegant warmth, and a great love for what he adored.
After filming his movie for the ITV series, the actor wrote on Twitter: “I was overwhelmed by the support.
Crazy love for everyone who caught my eye.
“They will have more to come this year.”
Wandera, from Salford, also performed at the Manchester Fringe in 2012 – and had television roles in Scott & Bailey and Moving On.
The actor appeared in a pilot for the BBC Comedy Showcase and appeared in two re-runs of the BBC’s Inside Out programme.
And Wandera, who began his career at the MaD Theater Company, was also co-director of the children’s and youth shows in the acting class DNA.