Ghanaian BBC reporter, Komla Dumor, has died. He died of cardiac arrest on Saturday morning in London, the Ghanaian media are reporting.
The media reports quoted neighbours as confirming the death of the Focus on Africa presenter. Ghana’s Joy Online quoted the former Chief Executive Officer of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Herbert Mensah, as confirming the journalist’s passing in an interview.
“His wife is a neighbour to Dumor in London and was present when the doctors pronounced the BBC presenter dead,” Joy Online reports.
Kumla Dumor’s friend, Umaru Fofana, also confirmed his death on his Facebook wall where he later posted tributes.
The BBC is yet to officially announce the death of Komla Dumor.
Komla Dumor was the presenter of BBC’s Focus on Africa show, a dedicated daily TV news programme in English for African audiences, broadcast on BBC World News.
Komla was one of the lead presenters for BBC World News’ European morning segment. Komla joined the BBC in 2007 after a decade of broadcast journalism in Ghana where he won the Ghana Journalist of the Year award.
Komla Dumor was on set Friday evening when he hosted the BBC Focus of Africa programme. Last week, he was nominated to be the face of the BBC for the World Cup in Brazil.