BBC anchor Komla Dumor, a rising star of the World News network, has died from a heart attack.
Dumor, just 41 years old, anchored what would be his final newscast last night. Very active on Twitter and Facebook, Dumor was a presenter on the daily programs “World News” (airing at MidnightET) and “Focus on Africa,” a primetime program for African viewers broadcast worldwide. Before those shows, he anchored the weekly business magazine “Africa Business Report.”
Dumor, who was born in Ghana, joined the BBC as a radio broadcaster in 2007 after a decade of journalism in Ghana.
Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama wrote on Twitter that his country had “lost one of its finest ambassadors.”