Tribute to the 26-year-old man from South London who died after a car hit a fallen tree during the storm on Halloween

The family of a South London man who died in a tragic car accident on Halloween (October 31) has said he was a ‘blessing’ to everyone he met.

Douglas Tandoh, 26, was killed in Dorset in the early hours of Sunday morning when the car he was a passenger in collided with a tree blown into the road due to a storm.

The driver of the car is still in critical condition at the hospital.

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In the wake of Douglas’ tragic death, his brother Samuel, 28, has tried to gather his legacy and build something tangible for the future through a fundraiser.

The two brothers grew up together in Elephant and Castle and worked together to produce YouTube videos and rapeseed.



Samuel and Douglas did it all

Samuel spoke to MyLondon and said his brother’s loss was made even more painful by the things they had not yet done together.

He said, “He was my brother, every second of my life we ​​lived together.

“It has been terrible, we live together, do everything, we have always taken care of each other. It’s not the same thing, I keep thinking he’s coming and working for me – but not anymore.

“He was a content creator, he didn’t take it that seriously, and he helped his friends with all their projects. He has been a blessing to all – everything he touched turned to gold. “

‘My mother should not bury her son’



Douglas inspired everyone he met

Since the tragic news, Douglas’ family has struggled to recover from his loss.

The process has been particularly hard for the brothers’ parents.

Samuel said, “He was too young. We used to call him junior because he was the youngest.

“My father is still in pain, but he is doing his best. My mother does not take it easy, she cries every night and she does not sleep.

“She keeps saying ‘Douglas keeps waking me up’. She wanted her child to bury her, not her to bury her own child.

“If the funding could help her with therapy, it would really help her, too.”



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‘He was a legend and should be celebrated’

To celebrate Douglas’ life and honor his creative commitments to those he inspired, Samuel has launched a fundraising campaign in his honor.

It is his sincere conviction, he says, that this money should be used for Douglas’ legacy.



Samuel has started a fundraiser in her honor

He said: “We set up fundraisers to do more for the people he had helped and supported throughout his life.

“We will use the money as a legacy for his projects, for his name. He was a legend and he should be celebrated.

“He was a nice guy, he helped everyone he met. He brought people together, he deserves something bigger.”

If you would like to donate to Douglas’ fundraiser, you can do so here.

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