The news of the death of the former president has thrown Ghana into a wave of shock as nobody expected this to happen, at least, not any time soon. This is because Rawlings was not known to be sick as he actively buried his mother, Madam Victoria Agbotui, just about two weeks ago. Confirmed reports have it that he died of COVID-19 suspected to be contracted during or after his mother’s funeral.
J J as he was affectionately called, died at age 73, leaving behind his wife, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, and four children – Zanetor Rawlings, Yaa Asantewaa Rawlings, Amina Rawlings, and Kimathi Rawlings, the last of the four and the only son.
Former President Jerry John Rawlings died on Thursday, November 12, 2020, at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital after being on admission for about a week.