- Sonnie Badu has shared chats he had with Penciled Celebrities artiste, Ray Styles, before his passing
- The gospel singer released the chats in a tribute video to the late artist
- Ray Styles passed away on October 1, 2020, after battling a liver-related problem
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Gospel singer and pastor, Sonnie Badu, has released a tribute video to Ghanaian artist, Ray Styles of Penciled Celebrities fame.
The video shows the conversations Badu had with the famed pencil artist on Whatsapp before his passing.
Ray Styles, known in real life as Emmanuel Apraku, passed away on Thursday, October 1, 2020, in India.
He died at the Apollo Hospital in the Indian capital city New Delhi, where he was receiving treatment for a liver-related problem.
The new so his death caused pain on social media as many had hoped that for his return from India in good and he had also hoped so.
In his chats with Badu as shared in the tribute video by the singer, Ray Syles, was optimistic of his recovery and even declared at a point that he will live and not die even before he got the funds to travel to India.
On the eve of his travel to India, Ray Styles told Badu that he knew his healing will come from the heavens and that God has already gone ahead of him to prepare his healing.
But unfortunately, Ray Styles did not make even though he was reported to have been responding to treatment.
Sharing the video, Badu commended Ray Styles for his strong fighting spirit even in times of his trouble.
"Rest in power It’s taken a minute for me to say good bye @penciledcelebrities ... rest in power , you fought a good fight and your faith in God was beautiful .... till we meet again.. it’s purple #RIP."
Badu's post has stirred a lot of emotional reactions from the singer's followers on social media.
Popular for his artworks, Ray Styles ailing condition came to the limelight in August 2020 leading to fundraising on social media to get him treatment.
First Lady Rebecca Akufo Addo donated a sum of $20,000 (GHc115,577.86) toward the surgery. It was announced that the total sum required for his treatment was £40,000 (GHc305,342.84).
Man who expressed open affection for DJ Switch apologizes in serious video A Go-Fund-me account was created for Ray Styles which garnered massive funds to support the treatment abroad.
The ailing young man was very much pleased with the support and thanked Ghanaians for the massive show of love to him.
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