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New details about passing of former First Lady Theresa Kufuor

The death of former First Lady, Theresa Aba Kufuor, was reported on the evening of October 1, 2023.

She died at the age of 88, a source close to the Kufuor family confirmed to government-affiliated Asaase Radio.

A number of new details have been reported around the circumstances surrounding her passing.

Died at home in Eastern Region:

A family source confirmed to Graphic Online on Sunday night that the former First Lady died on Sunday [October 1, 2023] at home in the Peduase area on the Aburi mountain, a graphic.com.gh report stated.

Surrounded by family at time of death:

Accra-based Citi News also reported that the wife of former President John Agyekum Kufuor died at her home “surrounded by her family.”

President Akufo-Addo hears news:

Even though government has yet to issue a statement on the death, Citi News and Asaase report that the president got the information shortly after it happened.

“President Nana Akufo-Addo has already visited the residence of former President Kufuor to extend his condolences,” the Citi FM report stated.

In the case of Asaase, they reported that “President Nana Akufo-Addo had travelled to the mountains to pay a visit to the former President and her passing is said to have happened shortly before the President arrived.”

A life well-lived

Having tied the knot on September 8, 1962, the Kufuors barely three weeks back celebrated their 61st anniversary as a couple.

Mama Theresa as she is fondly referred to was also less than a month from celebrating her next birthday, which celebration is often on the low.

Having served as First Lady between January 2001 and January 2009, the former midwife resorted to a very low profile, rarely seen in public after her husband exited office.

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