Ray styles to be buried on November 7
Popular pencil artist, Emmanuel Apraku, who died in India on October 1 will be buried on November 7.
Popularly known as Ray Styles, he had undergone surgery in New Delhi and was recovering.
The pencil artist was diagnosed with a liver-related illness and had grown frail and looked very pale.
He needed £40,000 for surgery.
After his plight was brought to social media attention last August, it triggered a frantic fund-raising effort.
A GoFundMe account was created on Wednesday, August 19 to raise $55,000 for his surgery. It raised more than $70,000.
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We regret to announce the passing of 𝐄𝐦𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐮𝐞𝐥 𝐀𝐩𝐫𝐚𝐤𝐮 𝐀𝐊𝐀 𝐑𝐚𝐲 𝐒𝐭𝐲𝐥𝐞𝐬. This occurred on October 1st at the Apollo Hospital in New Delhi, India. Please continue to pray for the soul of 𝐑𝐚𝐲. He fought a good fight but unfortunately lost the battle. The Maker needed His artist back. Thank you for giving Ray his flowers before his demise. He felt the love and appreciated each and everyone of you. 𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐤 𝐲𝐨𝐮 #aRayOfHope #penciledcelebrities
Ghana’s first lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, joined in the donations with $20,000.
The artist was flown to India on September 7 for treatment but died a few days after undergoing surgery.
He died on October 1 at a hospital in New Delhi, India.
A burial service will be held for him on Saturday, November 7, 2020, at the Trade Fair Centre.
The dress code for Saturday is black and white for the thanksgiving services on Sunday at the Christ Apostolic Church in Accra New Town.