- Most Ghanaians have been taken by surprise after it was confirmed that former president Rawlings has passed on
- He passed on in the early hours of Thursday, November 12, 2020
- Legit.ng has compiled some sad reactions to the news
Ghanaians have been left in a state of shock after news broke of the passing of the former president, Jerry John Rawlings.
This has taken many Ghanaians by surprise as he was spotted hale and hearty at the funeral of his mother, Madam Victoria Agbotui, about two weeks ago.
Rawlings died at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital Accra. He is said to have been on admission at the hospital for about a week for an undisclosed illness.
His death has broken the hearts of many as he tops trends on all social media platforms including Twitter as people pour in their condolences.
Broadcaster Jessica Osei Saforo noted that he would be missed.
Fentuo Tahiru believes 2020 is a messed up year.
A Twitter user mentioned that he dreamt Rawlings was dead on July 9, 2020.
Jay Foley prayed he rests in peace.
Nigerian business man, Dele Momodu, could not help but mourn the statesman.
Ghanaian musician, Opanka, said tomorrow is never promised.
Broadcaster, Micheal Oti Adjei, also mourned him.
According to a report sighted by Legit.ng on Graphic.com.gh, Rawlings died 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.
In a related development, as Ghanaians mourn, new details have emerged concerning the death of the former president.
According to GH One TV presenter Serwaa Amihere, their checks have suggested that Rawlings died from complications of coronavirus (COVID-19).
He left behind his wife Nana Konadu Agyeman, and four children - Zanetor Rawlings, Yaa Asantewaa Rawlings, Amina Rawlings, and Kimathi Rawlings.
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