- The office of J.J. Rawlings has confirmed the news of the former president's death
- In a statement, Rawlings' daughter, Zanetor, has asked for privacy for the family
- The statement also indicated the funeral arrangements will be announced soon
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The office of Jerry John Rawlings has officially addressed the news death of the former president.
In a statement signed by Rawlings' daughter and MP for Klottey Korle, Dr Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings, the former president's office has confirmed he is dead.
The statement indicates that the former president died on the morning of Thursday, November 12, 2020.
The statement revealed that Rawlings died after a short illness while asking for privacy for the family in their difficult time.
Zanetor also stated that the family will release details for Rawlings funeral in due course.
"It is with deep sadness that the family of His Excellency Jerry John Rawlings (rtd) informs the general public that the former President of the Republic passed away on Thursday morning after a short illness.
"The family requests privacy at this difficult moment.
"Details of funeral arrangements will be announced in due course."
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the former president had died from COVID-19 complications.
In the report, it was indicated Rawlings had been on admission at Korle-Bu for about a week before he passed.
He had been taken ill not long after he buried his mother, Victoria Agbotui, about three weeks ago.
YEN.com.gh sources have indicated that Rawlings had been having some heart troubles in the past few years.
And his condition was complicated by COVID-19 leading him to be admitted at the National Cardiothoracic Centre at Korle-Bu.
Meanwhile, a video from the house of Rawlings has popped up showing a very sad and gloomy atmosphere.
The video shows a number of Ghanaians have thronged his residence following the news of his death.
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