GRIEVING

Larry Madowo mourns death of his grandmother

The CNN international correspondent and presenter had previously shared that his 96-year-old grandmother was unwell.

In Summary

• The CNN journalist shared the news on his social media pages.

Larry Madowo with his late grandmother
Larry Madowo with his late grandmother
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Celebrated journalist Larry Madowo is grieving following the loss of his grandmother.

Through his social media platforms, the CNN journalist said, “My grandmother, the family matriarch, our heartbeat, my comedy partner, the dearly loved Francesca Madowo has joined the ancestors."

"I am numb. My heart has been ripped from my chest. Light has gone out of my life.”

The CNN international correspondent and presenter had previously shared that his 96-year-old grandmother was unwell.

“I had just finished filming at a crammed ICU treating critical Covid-19 patients in Uganda’s capital of Kampala last month when I learned that my uncle Justus had himself died of the virus across the border in Kenya. I was heartbroken and angry,” he said then.

Larry’s grandmother had been on a ventilator for four weeks.

Madowo had said that his heart would sink every time he got a call from a relative as he would anticipate bad news.

“Every time I see a call from home, my heart sinks. I always fear that they’re ringing to say that my grandmother has died.