Komla Dumora BBC World News and Focus On Africa, reporter died suddenly from a cardiac arrest at his home in London on Saturday, he was only 41 years old.
Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama paid a tribute to him via Twitter, he said that his country had lost one of its finest ambassadors.
And the tributes keep pouring in like this one from BBC’s Global News Director Peter Horrocks called Dumor a leading light of African journalism who would be deeply missed. “One of the emerging African faces of global broadcasting”. He was “committed to telling the story of Africa as it really is,” MrHorrocks said in a statement.
Tweets from the media world:
RIP Komla Dumor. Far too young to pass. Kay Burley of Sky News@KayBurley via Twitter
BBC World TV's KomlaDumor dies – so very sad. A nice and talented man.And so young. Kevin Bakhurst, Managing Director, RTE News and Current Affairs, former
Controller BBC News Channel @kevinbakhurstvia Twitter
#KomlaDumor brought huge energy and humour to the #BBC's reporting from #Africa. He had such character and enthusiasm.
I just can't believe it. I didn't know him well. But we chatted at a party last night and he seemed entirely fine. Stunned.
Tweets from Lindsey Hilsum, Channel 4 News International Editor@lindseyhilsum
Our BBC family tonight mourns loss of one of our brightest & best – KomlaDumor. Big heart, big personality, brilliant broadcaster. Tweet from Mishal Husain, BBC News presenter @MishalHusainBBC
My utmost condolences to #KomlaDumor's family. I remember meeting him during an interview, and thinking: ace presenter. RIP. Tweet from H A Hellyer, academic and writer on Middle East issues @hahellyer
Sad to hear @ the death of @BBCkomladumor so vibrant & passionate @ Africa & good journalism.Thoughts w. his family. Claudine Moore, PR and writer @ClaudineMoore
The death of an African broadcasting giant. Rest in Peace Komla Dumor. Tweet from Lance Guma, Managing Editor at Nehanda Radio @LanceGuma
Komla Dumor in Nigeria on a panel with President Jonathan in 2013
Ghana-born Dumor was a presenter for BBC World News and its Focus on Africa programme. He is one of Ghana's best-known journalists and joined the BBC as a radio broadcaster in 2007 after a decade of journalism in Ghana.
During his wide-reaching career, Mr Dumor interviewed a number of high-profile guests including Kofi Annan and Bill Gates, while last month he covered the funeral of former South African President, Nelson Mandela.
In his review of 2013, Mr Dumor said the passing of Mandela was 'one of the moments that will stay with me,' according to the BBC.
'Covering the funeral for me will always be a special moment. I will look back on it with a sense of sadness. But also with gratitude. I feel lucky to have been a witness to that part of the Mandela story.'
On the 1st of January, Dumor posted what this as his New Year resolution, “Work harder, exercise more and develop a new skill. What are you New Year resolutions?”
He will be greatly missed! RIP Dumor…
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