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19 Oct 2016

A Bright Star Prematurely Plucked - Jonathan Cries Bitterly As His Former Close Aide Dies

Prolific journalist, former adviser to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan and son of late ogoni activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr, has died on Tuesday.
The family of the famous writer and civil rights activist, late Tuesday evening announced the passing away of their first son, following a stroke.

The younger Saro-Wiwa, who was only 47, died in London after suffering a severe stroke on Tuesday morning, according to his family.

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

Former president, Goodluck Jonathan, has also taken to Twitter to mourn his former aide. He wrote: "A bright star has been prematurely plucked from the Nigerian firmament. Ken Wiwa, like his father was a patriot. Adieu great son of Nigeria."

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