- Dancehall star Shatta WSale has mourned the passing of former president Jerry Rawlings
- The Ayoo hitmaker took to his Instagram account to share a photo of Rawlings
- The former president is said to have passed away on November 12, 2020, in Accra
Multiple award-winning dancehall star, Charles Nii Armah Mensah, known widely as Shatta Wale, has taken to social media to mourn the passing of J.J Rawlings.
In a post sighted by YEN.com.gh on the official Instagram page of the singer, Shatta Wale posted a photo of the former statesman which showed his birth and death years.
The photo posted by the Ayoo hitmaker had no caption attached to it but many of his fans and followers could relate to it.
There were thousands of comments under the post made by Shatta Wale which was a testament of the fact that the former Ghanaian leader was loved by all and sundry.
The most popular of the reactions under the post was the 'crying' emoji and the simple letters "RIP" which stands for Rest In Peace.
Shatta Wale is not the first celeb to have reacted to the unfortunate passing of Rawlings as many stars have also taken to their social media handles to react to the death.
Former president Rawlings is believed to have died today, November 12, 2020, at around 10 am at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.
Some unconfirmed reports that are coming in alongside the sad news have it that the former president died of the dreaded COVID-19 diseases.
It is also reported that Mr Rawlings had some underlying health conditions which triggered his unfortunate demise.
He left behind his wife Nana Konadu Agyeman, and four children - Zenator Rawlings, Yaa Asantewaa Rawlings, Amina Rawlings, and Kimathi Rawlings.
Jerry John Rawlings was born on 22 June 1947. He was a former Ghanaian military leader who ruled Ghana from 1981 to 1992 as Head of State.
He was then democratically elected President of Ghana in 1992 and served till 2000. After two terms in office, Rawlings endorsed his vice-president, the late John Evans Atta Mills as the presidential candidate in 2000.
However, his party, the NDC, handed over power to former president John Agyekum Kufour of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) as it lost the 2000 elections.