Penciled Celebrity Artist, Ray Styles Has Passed Away
Ghanaian artist, Emmanuel Apraku popularly known as Ray Styles who is known for drawing/painting Ghanaian celebrities has passed away.
This was announced by television and radio personality, Giovanni Caleb today on his Twitter page.
The death of the super talented artist follows months of battle with liver cancer.
Pictures of Ray Styles looking sick and helpless had hit social media in August 2020, drawing attention to his urgent need for surgery. He was in need of £40,000 to undergo surgery.
A GoFundMe account was then set up on Wednesday, August 19 to raise funds to support Emmanuel.
On that same day, a tweet via his Twitter page revealed that the First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo had donated $20,000 to help cover the cost of his surgery.
Some popular celebrities including D-Black also took to their social media platforms to solicit funds for the young artist.
Through the collaborative effort of social media users and celebrities, his family was able to raise funds beyond the targeted £40,000 needed for the surgery.
But sources close to the family has confirmed that the young talented artist couldn’t beat cancer and has passed away today, October 1st.
Rest In Peace FELLOW Ray.
We did our best to save you but God knows best.
RIP in the bosom of our maker.
For ever in our hearts.
Sad sad sad day. pic.twitter.com/LQhIaL9q8H
— Katanga Fellowood (@KatangaFellows) October 1, 2020
We've lost a gem💔. Rest In Peace Ray Styles🥺🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/tVEVhOx5o0
— DANNY🔥❤ (@daniel_ansah1) October 1, 2020
May his soul rest in perfect peace. Amen.