Jerry John Rawlings: Former president of Ghana has passed away

Jerry John Rawlings: Former president of Ghana has passed away

- Former president of Ghana Jerry John Rawlings has been confirmed dead after being admitted to hospital for an unknown illness

- He passed away on Thursday, November 12 at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital

- Briefly.co.za is following up on this sad development

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Information making the rounds has it that former president Jerry John Rawlings has died. According to a report sighted by Briefly.co.za, Rawlings died at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital after suffering from an undisclosed 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. The former president died at age 73,according to Graphic.com.gh.

Briefly.co.za is following up on this and will cherished readers when new information becomes available.

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Jerry John Rawlings: Former president of Ghana has passed away

Former president of Ghana Jerry John Rawlings has passed away. Image: Georges MERILLON/Gamma-Rapho
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In other news about international icons passing away, Briefly.co.za recently reported that fans are mourning a titan of the television industry as Hollywood confirmed that one of the co-creators of Scooby-Doo passed away.

The American producer and co-creator of Scooby-Doo, Ken Spears, passed away at the age of 82 after battling complications from dementia, BBC News reports.

The same media reported that the producer’s death was confirmed by his son, Kevin, during a chat with The Hollywood Reporter. Kevin said his father bade the world goodbye on Friday, 6 November.

Warner Bros. president, Sam Register, also confirmed Spears' passing in a statement which extended condolences to his family.

"Warner Bros. Animation is saddened to learn of the passing of Ken Spears and we send our warmest thoughts to his loved ones. He was a true innovator in the industry whose gifts of humour and storytelling continue to delight audiences."
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A post was also dedicated to Spears on the official Scooby-Doo page on Instagram. The warm and touching caption read:

"Thank you, Ken Spears, for co-creating a classic animated series that continues to impact generations."

Earlier Briefly.co.za also reported on the passing of Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu on Wednesday afternoon, confirmed by the National Audit Office.

In a statement released on Wednesday evening by the office it was reported that Makwetu passed away in hospital after being diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer in 2018:

"It is with great sadness and shock that we announce the passing of Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu this afternoon."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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