Former President Jerry John Rawlings is dead, oneghanaonline.com can confirm.
The former president GhanaWeb understands passed on, today, November 12, 2020 after a brief illness.
According to state-owned Daily Graphic, the former President had been on admission at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital for about a week for an undisclosed ailment. He was 73.
It will be recalled that Mr Rawlings recently lost and buried his mother last month. Jerry John Rawlings was born in Accra on 22nd June, 1947, to a Ghanaian mother from Dzelukope, near Keta, in the Volta Region, and a Scottish father.
Many Ghanaians are yet to come to terms with the news. Others in the midst of the shock are flooding social media pages with glowing tributes.