July 24, 2012 / 4:30 PM / 7 years ago

Ghana President Mills dead -presidential statement

ACCRA, July 24 (Reuters) - Ghana’s President John Atta Mills has died, according to a statement sent by the president’s office to Reuters on Tuesday.

“It is with a heavy heart...that we announce the sudden and untimely death of the president of the Republic of Ghana,” the statement said.

It said the president, 68, died a few hours after being taken ill but no further details were given. (Reporting by Kwassi Kpodo; Writing by David Lewis; Editing by Michael Roddy)

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