- Former President Jerry John Rawlings has been confirmed dead
- Rawlings died on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at Korle Bu
- Legit.ng is following up on this sad development
Information making the rounds has it that former President Jerry John Rawlings has died.
According to a report sighted by Legit.ng on Graphic.com.gh, Rawlings died at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital after suffering a certain ailment.
He was said to have been on admission at the hospital for about a week now for an undisclosed illness and passed on in the early hours of Thursday, November 12, 2020. The former president died at age 73.
Legit.ng is following up on this and will update our cherished readers when new information comes in.
Months ago on Monday, June 22, the former president marked his 73rd birthday, and as part of the celebrations, he reached out to the less privileged in society.
He delegated a team to make donations of PPEs and other relief items to the Pantang Hospital, Mawuvio Outreach Orphanage at Ayikuma, and the Accra Psychiatric Hospital.
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A video sighted by Legit.ng showed packages of provisions being distributed to vendors and other less privileged persons along the Fiesta Royale Traffic Lights, and the Kawukudi Junction.
On Wednesday, September 9, his mother, Victoria Agbotui, turned 101. To mark her 101st birthday, Rawlings and his 71-year-old wife, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, joined in adorable photoshoots.
The over a century-year-old woman was seen on her feet in one of the photos, which signals that she is in great condition despite her age.
Many people had lovely things to say about the woman on her special day as they showered her with goodwill messages.
Central to the comments were wishes of continued good health in her sweet old age. A Facebook user, Maame Amoanimaa, said:
"A glorious birthday Grandma....may you continue to live long and strong as always."