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BREAKING | Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr., Dead At 47

ken-saro-wiwa-jnr-374x500Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr., the son of the late Ogoni activist, prolific journalist, and former adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan,  is dead.

According to SaharaReporters, sources have disclosed he died today, Tuesday, 18th October.

He slipped into coma on Monday after suffering a stroke on Saturday.

He was placed on life support, but he died on Tuesday evening.

He had been in and out of the hospital after suffering from a lung-related disease, a source in the know told TheCable.

Saro-Wiwa, who served as aide to ex-presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan, schooled at Stancliffe Hall School and Tonbridge School in England and then at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies.

He was editor of the UK Guardian’s New Media Lab, developing content for the newspaper’s online edition.

He would have been 48 on November 28.

The family said in a statement it was devastated, and requested privacy as it grieves. It will announce funeral announcements at a later date.

May his soul rest in peace.

ken-saro-wiwa-jnr-cvKen Jnr (left) and with his late father (right)ken-saro-wiwa-familySaro-Wiwa family photo



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