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Popular artist, Ray Styles of Penciled Celebrities passes on

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The Creative Director of Penciled Celebrities artist, Emmanuel Apraku, otherwise known as Ray has on Thursday, October 1, 2020, passed away after battling kidney cancer for months.

His family shared a statement to announce his passing.

“I 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.⁣⁣⁣
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The Maker needed His artist back. Thank you for giving Ray his flowers before his demise. He felt the love and appreciated each and every one of you. ⁣⁣⁣𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐤 𝐲𝐨𝐮

⁣⁣⁣Last month, news of Ray’s health condition went viral on social media with several celebrities and social media users contributing to a Gofundme account created for his medical bills.

#RayOfHope: Celebrities, social media users, others fight to save the life of popular artist Ray Styles

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On August 20, 2020, First lady of the Republic of Ghana, Rebecca Akufo-Addo contributed an amount of $20,000 towards the treatment of the fast deteriorating health of the pencil artist.

One of the mediums used in raising money for the young Ghanaian pencil artiste, Gofundme, also exceeded its target for Ray to undergo the emergency surgery.

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