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Komla Dumor Is Dead: BBC’s Focus On Africa Reporter Dies Of Heart Attack

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January 19, 2014 – Komla Dumor Is Dead: Heart Attacked Killed Ghanaian BBC’s Broadcaster

A London-based Ghanaian man and a popular broadcaster at British Broadcasting Network, BBC, Komla Dumor has died.

Yesterday, the BBC reporter died of a sudden heart attack at his house in London, UK.

Komla Dumor’s death was confirmed by Peter Horrocks, the director of BBC Global.

The deceased believed in Africa beyond the stereotyped images shown in the media.

In his lifetime, he was the main anchor of BBC’s Focus on Africa show. He joined the media firm in 2003 as Network Africa’s broadcaster.

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Before relocating to London, Komla Dumor worked for ten years as a Journalist in Ghana.

Komlar Dumor’s fans and media colleagues have taken to Twitter to express their shock at his sudden death, including CNN’s Errol Barnett, Nigerian publisher and journalist Dele Momodu and Ghanaian musician, Sarkodie.

He died at such a tender age of 41. May his soul rest in perfect peace.

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  1. Koffy Joe

    January 19, 2014 at 2:55 AM

    This is sad! what could have caused his heart attack,he looks healthy and not too obese. A medical check up might have saved him
    Rest in peace

  2. timaya

    January 19, 2014 at 3:02 AM

    rest in peace. death is a debt we all owe

  3. foluke

    January 19, 2014 at 6:26 AM

    Infact is really sad,we going to miss u ,may ur gentle soul rest in perfect peace.

  4. Niki

    January 19, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    2 sad!may ur soul rest in peace.

  5. Charles Rolland

    January 19, 2014 at 11:57 AM


  6. Peter Gill

    January 19, 2014 at 1:24 PM

    What sad news! He was such an excellent TV presenter. Both me and my Ghanian wife really enjoyed his programmes here in Geneva, Switzerland. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. Peter and Doris Gill

  7. Meg

    January 19, 2014 at 2:07 PM

    May his soul rest in perfect peace,Amen.

  8. Laykelistic

    January 19, 2014 at 3:14 PM

    What a tragedy to an innocent face like this. May your soul rest in peace

  9. Hammed

    January 19, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    RIP.. So sad…..

  10. TOLA

    January 20, 2014 at 7:53 AM


  11. Bahati Richardson

    January 20, 2014 at 8:35 AM

    The diseased was such a greatly inspirational Presenter and Broadcaster, many in Tanzania like other parts of the world are in grief mourning for his demise. We loved u much bro but it seems God loved you more, rest in peace we shall meet again there if Heavens are Real….TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY,AMEN.
    Mwamaso Osiana, Suzy Kushoka and Bahati Richson.

  12. Esther Sani

    January 20, 2014 at 11:41 AM

    Its vry sad,heard d news on sunday nite on channel tv bt could wait bt to google immediately,later found dat he died of cardiac arrest.I really love his programmes.O’dead where is ur sting.So painful.Rest in peace sir….

  13. KEVIN

    January 20, 2014 at 12:41 PM


  14. Ctina

    January 22, 2014 at 10:41 PM

    So sad to hear that such a vibrant and healthy looking man just died so suddenly.
    May the Good Lord give your family the heart to bear this great loss INJN.

  15. Cliff Santa Maria

    January 29, 2014 at 6:01 AM

    So sad to find out Komla passed away. May his soul rest in peace …Amen!
    I’m from Malaysia and I will definitely miss him on BBC.

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