On Saturday January 18, 2014, Ghanaians heard about the unfortunate death of Komla Dumor due to cardiac arrest. The sad news of his death went viral on social media. In as much as many people were hoping that it could be hoax, the whole of Ghana had to accept the reality of his death. His death is a big blow to Ghana and to Africa as a whole as many people especially those in the media looked up to him for inspiration and as a role model.
Few moments after the confirmation of Komla Dumor’s death on BBC and later on TV3’s Evening News and other networks, celebrities and other important personalities in the country took to social media to express their feelings about his untimely death. Your evergreen Flex Newspaper has compiled some of the comments of the celebrities and important personalities and has published them below;
This is so Hard to Believe … RIP Komla… #HeartBroken
R.I.P #KomlaDumor … May the LORD keep your soul . Till we meet again bro… adieu …. cant stop my tears …. hmmm eiih Ewiase !
Komla Dumor was a good friend and a brother…He interviewed me on both Joy fm and about 5 times on the BBC Radio show (Focus on Africa). This is very sad news but I can’t say much because JAH knows best…… Thanks for all the positive Vibes you gave me. Bro…May your soul Rest in Perfect Peace…May JAH BE WITH U!
TOMMY ANNAN FORSON
I am utterly devastated and lost for words. I trained him, worked with him and he took over from me on the Super Morning Show at Joy Fm .One thing people never knew was that he was a distant relative; a cousin .Oh Komla, we shall meet someday. Rest in perfect peace .I will miss you greatly.
Gone too soon dear brother but God knows best. Heaven just gained Angel #RestwellKomlaDumor
Komla Dumor definitely put Africa on the map, but ultimately Ghana. We will miss you.
Salute! One of the finest! We shall carry on for you! Proud of you! Love you bro! JAH got you!
RIP to Komla Dumor. A man who fully represented Africa to the world…I pray God helps his family cope with this crazy loss
I heard the news from a close family member few minutes after the event. I kept hoping it wasn’t true. I searched everywhere, on twitter, googled and all but there was no news and I hoped against hope. Oh, one who inspired us all with excellence.
ANAS AREMEYAW ANAS
Confirmed. Can’t even say goodbye as I hear you’re gone. Rest in peace, bro.