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Saturday, 18 January 2014

BBC Focus on Africa reporter Komla Dumor dies suddenly at age 41

Ganaian journalist and main presenter of the BBC World News programme Focus on Africa, Komla Dumor has passed away. The TV anchor reportedly passed away at his home in London today Jan. 18th. He was 41.

Dumor joined the BBC as a radio broadcaster in 2007 after a decade of journalism in Ghana. From then until 2009 he hosted Network Africa for BBC World Service radio, before joining The World Today programme.

In 2009 Komla Dumor became the first host of Africa Business Report on BBC World News. May his soul rest in peace...Amen.

143 comments:

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Couldn't control ny emotions when I heard of his death.
One of Africa's finest,couldn't help but ask God why.
with teary eyes may your soul rest in peace.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

Anonymous said...

Oh my God! So sad

Fuck your opinion said...

That's sad. RIP

Bonita Bislam said...

Such a brain! RIP sir

Unknown said...

RIP

Anonymous said...

RIP

Peejay said...

So sad, may God comfort the family he left behind. Give your life to Christ, you never know when your time will be up...

Anonymous said...

POST MORTEM PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

POST MORTEM PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

POST MORTEM PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

POST MORTEM PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

POST MORTEM PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AMY said...

RIP Komla. God pls put an end to all ds untimely death happening evrywhr..

Unknown said...

Wow!!!So Sad!He was very goood on the job.

Unknown said...

Wow!!!So Sad!He was very goood on the job.

Anonymous said...

Oh nooooo! I watch him every night....may his soul RIP,Amen.

Unknown said...

Wow!!!So Sad!He was very goood on the job.

Anonymous said...

Rip komla..ghana wil forever love nd be proud of u.....demrifa due.....rip

Walata said...

Omg so damn sad R I P bro

Anonymous said...

Its a lie! I saw him yesterday, he anchored focus on Africa yesterday evening

Anonymous said...

so sad!!!

Vivian Love said...

Eyaa.. So sad! Rip bro

diamondblinqZ said...

Oooooopz. Traqic. Rest In Peace

Anonymous said...

May ur soul rest in God's peace

Zenki brown said...

Young nd handsome. May his soul rest in peace. Amen

Anonymous said...

What a loss. May God give his family the fortitude to bear the loss. May his soil rest in perfect peace

Anonymous said...

Really sad. O death , where is thy sting?

Anonymous said...

Ahhh! Ahhhh! Ahhhhh

AnnMarie said...

So sad. may his soul rest in peace

Anonymous said...

Shocking. Even the BBC presenter who first read the news after the news bar alert found it hard holding up her voice. It made one cry. May his soul rest in peace.

Daddy's Gal said...

So sad RIP

Anonymous said...

He was an outstanding fair yet tough reporter for the BBC. Rest in peace, sir, from an ardent fan and viewer.

Anonymous said...

O my LORD.... I can't believe this

Anonymous said...

So sad. He was so gud @ his work

Anonymous said...

Africa has lost one of its finest. Tomorrow is truly not promised.

dhobiz said...

Sad,rest in peace bro

Anonymous said...

R I P

Anonymous said...

Komla was one of Africa's finest. I usually look forward to listening to him every night. May his soul rest in perfect peace.

Unknown said...

So so painful...may his soul rest in peace

Anonymous said...

This is really sad, what a promising young man. The whole world will miss you. We are so proud of you. My thoughts and prayers are with his family anf friends. You will greatly be missed. Rest in Peace dear.

Anonymous said...

What a tragic lost, may his soul RIP

Anonymous said...

RIP dear, Africa will miss you.

Anonymous said...

He had an Heart attack accordin 2 BBC, RIP, May God grnt his family, Ghana & BBC d fortitude 2 bear d loss

Unknown said...

RIP

Anonymous said...

RIP,can't crying

Anonymous said...

You didn't mention cause of death. Anyway, may he rest in peace. Hilary Obiorah

slimzyose said...

RIP

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh *sobs* one of d bright stars of african journalism has passed away he's d reason why I watch bbc world rest in peace broda soo sad

Unknown said...

God knows best RIP

Anonymous said...

Really soooo sad!

Chikaka said...

His wiki said cardiac arrest. May he rest in peace.

Eugenia Ekeji said...

Bona i hail u.

Unknown said...

RIP, d world will miss U̶̲̥̅̊.

Anonymous said...

So sad!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my godd happy for him. He died?
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Unknown said...

So sad death so inevitable God help us all RIP

wumy said...

So sad,may his soul RIP

Anonymous said...

Seems u havn't c d News.......Mumu
RIP komla
+ Linda place my comment o

Anonymous said...

Rest in peace Komla, I remember running into you at White Chapel station. I believe you fulfilled purpose although you left at the peak of your career.

Eugenia Ekeji said...

Still very young a man. May his soul rest in peace.

success igbinoba said...

OMG so handsome n talented to die just like dat. Lord plss grant him eternal rest n RIP#crying#

Unknown said...

So sad... May his soul RIP!

Alloy Chikezie said...

Stop crying brother, please just take heart, that's life for u, its so painful, but what can we do rather move closer to God for we do not know the D-Day when we are going to leave this wicked and fucked up world, please take heart ma brother from another mother Mr Bonario. May his gentle soul rest in peace


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Anonymous said...

OMG!! Can't believe dis. Rip koala

Anonymous said...

OMG!! Can't believe dis. Rip komla

Alloy Chikezie said...

Linda please post my comment o! I don't understand why u don't post my comment sometimes when I reply to someone's comment, or is because I did not use my google account? Its not my fault o, its my fone's browser o!


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Henry said...

Jeez... This is sad... I loved this man.. He was good at his Job, bold and focused... Rest In Peace Komla Dumor.... A Rare Gem....#Sobs#

Alloy Chikezie said...

Stop crying brother, please just take heart, that's life for u, its so painful, but what can we do rather move closer to God for we do not know the D-Day when we are going to leave this wicked and fucked up world, please take heart ma brother from another mother Mr Bonario. May his gentle soul rest in peace, Linda pls post my comment, don't understand y u don't post my comment sometimes when I reply to someone's
Comment, or is it cos I did not use my google account, its not may fault its my fones browser o!


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zee said...

Oh nooo!!! RIP...u was great!

Anonymous said...

A bright star indeed,even now your voice rings in my head. God rest your soul.

Unknown said...

R.I.P sir!

Unknown said...

This guys looks healthy. So sad. RIP

flante said...

Sobs...may his soul RIP.so many people I look up to are dying.pls all shd fast n pray against unexpected death. Jesus is the only one that can save us

Anonymous said...

Soil ko! Sand ni!! SOUL

Adekunle said...

oh my God! I still saw this guy on Tv yesterday. what a great loss for Africa. May God comfort his family. sleep on Komla.








Unknown said...

People have just been dropping dead this year. This is so shocking! We need to reconnect with GOD as a people and start begging for mercy! God help us all!

Unknown said...

People have just been dropping dead this year. We all need to reconnect with God and beg for mercy! This is so shocking. God help us all. Amen.

Unknown said...

People have just been dropping dead this year. This is so shocking! We need to reconnect with GOD as a people and start begging for mercy! God help us all!

joy ujunwa said...

RIP

Anonymous said...

RIP Komla Dumor.

Unknown said...

So so SAD but God knws d best,RIP dear u will be gr8tly missed

Anonymous said...

May his soul RIP

FORMER GOV. MICHEAL BOTMANG OF PLATEAU STATE IS DEAD

Anonymous said...

Chai! Wot an untimely death....Rip komla
#MzEmeraldSayso

Anonymous said...

Komla died of "heart attack", according to a reliable source.

Unknown said...

may your soul rest in peace. ⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥♡thanks ⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥ 

Unknown said...

May ur soul rest in perfect peace. ⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥♡thanks ⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥ 

TOGOLESE said...

Gbam.Jesus is the solution.My brothers and sisters give yr life to Christ before it is to late.

mark said...

i remember an interview i watched where he interviewed wizkid. this is sad...RIP.

Anonymous said...

God pls spare the lives of ur children. Rip

ST. KIZITO BOUTIQUE IG: @stkizitoboutique said...

So sad

Oluwadunsin said...

May his soul rest in perfect peace

Unknown said...

What's with all this sudden deaths and people dying in their homes lately? Well Lord knows.. Rest bruh.

Anonymous said...

I couldn't believe it. So sad. Too professional. I pray he find peace in God's bosom. Chyachebe

PAVOUR said...

Sad. RIP. African will miss you dearly.

Somebody said...

I was shocked, when I heard the news, it's so sad. I enjoy watching his program on BBC World. It's sad. May God bless his soul.

Unknown said...

To God be the glory. It's well. RIP.

djaguar said...

May his soul rest in perfect peace.lost a close frnd of mine last week sunday.so painful.may there soul rest in Peace.

AGB said...

Damn! This is very sad. I wish him his soul rest. I really liked his bbc focus on Africa show.

Unknown said...

Am speechless, my heart is breaking this is unbelievable, may his gentle soul rest in peace. .

Unknown said...

Hmmm, sad, RIP

confessor said...

Yday and 2day ain't thesame
Rip komla

Princess said...

OMG, just like dat. Love ds guy so much. May his soul rest in peace.

Swaggs isimemen said...

Jesus christ shit hw com about his death nw????? Mtcheeeeew my most handsome man on BBC komla dumor may ur soul rest in peace in jesus name Amen...... shit what went wrong nw?? D only africa guy dat make me 2 watch BBC. ooooooo shit kai

Anonymous said...

Bonario, same here ooo. I was watching of his interview last week. Oh #sobs# Rip . Neo

stanley innocent said...

Rest sir! Rest.

Anonymous said...

May ur gentle soul rest in peace. Life is too short and nobody knws tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

May he rest in peace.

Unknown said...

RIP, Komla. You were great in life, and you touched several homes with your candor and professionalism. I gained a lot from watching your programme on BBC.....I will surely sorely miss you. Rest in Peace, Bro. We have lost one of Africa's finest. So sad.

Anonymous said...

O noooooooo. I can't believe this. I usually wake in the early hours of the morning to watch him. May your soul continue to rest in peace. We sure will miss those lovely smiles. From shinning star

Mrs. BONARIO NNAGS said...

This is quite disheartening! Rest in Peace.

Anonymous said...

English is really difficult. "Can't crying."

Anonymous said...

Linda correct yourself.The first word.

Anonymous said...

English is really difficult. "Can't crying."

Anonymous said...

May God grant him peace and heaven. I joined the family to grive for the lost.

Anonymous said...

RiP

Gen Voices said...

STRESS!!!...I am a housewife and I still go through it. Every adult should get a BP monitor at home. You feel funny? You check. No matter how small it has risen. GET OUT of the house and straight to your doctor. RIP Sir.

Anonymous said...

Truelly sad indeed...May God grant his soul eternal rest, Amen! :(
Ps, Linda its 'Ghanaian' not 'Ganaian'....you're a professional blogger and can't afford to make certain blunders





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May d soul of d departed, through d mercy of God rest in peace. Amen

Anonymous said...

This is unbelievable, Africa has really lost a gem. RIP Komla

halliday said...

Rest in peace..may God uphold nd strengthen ur family

Drkevwe said...

Sudden death. Something cardiac fishing in the background. People make attempts to exercise more please. It's great for cardiac health.

Unknown said...

So sad,RIP Komla. God pls put an end to all ds untimely death happening evrywhre..

Anonymous said...

UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!

Unknown said...

So sad

pedro Akpaka said...

So so sad,May his soul test in peace

Iloanya Obianuju said...

Amen

Unknown said...

May he rest in peace. So sad

Unknown said...

May he rest in peace. So sad

Anonymous said...

Too sad and unbearable. Am tying with goose pimples all over me. Death is so wicked. So I won't hear your sweet voice on Focus on Africa anymore? *Crying*....So-Nature

Unknown said...

May his soul rest in peace

Anonymous said...

May you find peace in God amen

Apple said...

Sooooo sad! I wonder what killed him? R.I.P

Titus Marius V said...

How sad!,hard to believe,r.i.p.

Unknown said...

RIP

Anonymous said...

pls accept my heart felt condonlence

Anonymous said...

So sad. God Giveth and Taketh. May his gentle soul rest in peace. For those us still alive....How would like to be remembered when you are long gone?

Unknown said...

what a life. and no man can ask God why? Nigerian Politics News

Unknown said...

OH my God,so sad,with tears in my eyes may your soul rest in peace,Mennnn cant still belive...

Unknown said...

OH my God,so sad,with tears in my eyes may your soul rest in peace,Mennnn cant still belive...

Anonymous said...

me and my partner always talk about work and stress...and we both concluded that if one should drop..you think the business would stop..of course it wouldn't...health is wealth..this is not old women's tale...

Kenturky said...

Amen

Anonymous said...

waow RIP!

Ghanaian not Ganaian Linda!

ebonyz... said...

RIP Komla!!!

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