A Former United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan has been confirmed dead by his family at the age of 80.
Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, a Ghanaian has died. The Kofi Annan Foundation said the former UN boss, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for humanitarian work, died on Saturday aged 80.
He died in Switzerland, after a brief illness, according to a tweet by the Foundation
“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”, the Foundation tweeted.
Annan served as U.N. Secretary General from 1996 to December 2006. He had earlier served in different capacities within the same organisation.
Here is the tweet announcing his death: