•He succumbed to Covid-19 complications.
•Rawlings, who was born in June, 1947, was 73 years old.
Former Ghanaian president Jerry Rawlings is dead.
Rawlings, who was born in June, 1947, was 73 years old at the time of death.
According to a statement by Ghana's President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Rawlings died on Thursday at 10:10 AM at the Korie-Bu Teaching Hospital, where he was receiving treatment.
Announcing Rawlings death, President Akufo-Addo directed all national flags to be flown at half-mast for seven days. He also ordered a seven day national mourning.
"In honour of the former President Rawlings, the Vice President and I have suspended our political campaigns for same period," Akufo-Addo said.
"Government will work closely with the family of President Rawlings on the arrangements for a fitting State Funeral for the late President, and will keep the nation informed accordingly."
Rawlings was the first president of the Fourth Republic of Ghana.