9 January 2013

Liberia: Heart Failure Kills Liberian Journalist As PUL Mourns

The Press Union of Liberia (PUL) has learned with profound sadness the death of Television, videographer and editor, Emmanuel Kolubahwu Mulbah.

The late Mulbah suddenly died on Saturday, January 5th at the St. Joseph Catholic Hospital due to heart failure, according to report the PUL gathered.

The Union understands, Emmanuel collapsed while playing "Old-timers" football in Paynesville and was pronounced dead shortly upon arrival at the Catholic Hospital.

He was video stringer for the Reuters News Agency and also served the Liberian media for 20 with various institutions including the State Television (ELTV), Kiss TV , Ducor Broadcasting Corporation (DCTV) ), Sarafina Ventures and Communications Incorporated (Love TV) and Power TV.

Prior to his death, Emmanuel who regularly played for the Press Union's football team - The Pen Pushers - served as Executive Director of Developmental Media Inc, a media NGO.

The Press Union extends profound sympathy to the immediate family, describing the loss as another fatal blow to the media profession.

The Union will shortly announce the opening of a book of condolence ahead of funeral arrangements.

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