Ghana President Atta Mills Dead At 68

Ghana President John Atta Mills has died.

A statement was released by a presidential spokesperson confirming the death of Atta Mills a few hours after being taken ill.

It read:

It is with a heavy heart… that we announce the sudden and untimely death of the president of the Republic of Ghana

It has reported that he died while being operated on. He had been complaining about pains on Monday evening and died on Tuesday afternoon.

Atta Mills had been suffering from throat cancer.

He had been president of Ghana since 2009.

Our hearts are with the people of Ghana and we extend our condolences on the loss of a son of Africa.