Former President of Ghana, Jerry Rawlings, has died from complications related to Coronavirus.

According to reports, Rawlings had been hospitalized at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital for about a week, as a result of COVID-19, before his death on Thursday, November 12, 2020. He died at the age of 73.

Rawlings, who served two terms as a democratically elected President of Ghana, led a military Junta until 1992. He was a military ruler, before joining politics. He ruled from 1981 to 2001.

He was born in Accra, Ghana on June 22, 1947, to a Ghanaian mother and a Scottish father.