General News of Saturday, 18 August 2018
The family of the late former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan has asked the media and the general public to give them space to mourn the death of their loved one.
A statement from the family confirming his demise said: “the family kindly requests privacy at this time of mourning.”
The family also said arrangements to celebrate his “remarkable life” will be announced later.
Mr Annan died on the morning of Saturday, 18 August 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland, after a short illness.
It is with immense sadness that the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation announce that Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Laureate, passed away peacefully on Saturday 18th August after a short illness... pic.twitter.com/42nGOxmcPZ— Kofi Annan (@KofiAnnan) August 18, 2018