The family of Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr has said they are "devastated" after he died of a stroke related ailment in London yesterday at the age of 47. While officially announcing his death in a statement, they said the family is devastated and will need privacy.
"It is with great sadness that we announce that Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr passed away suddenly on October 18th 2016 following a stroke. He was 47.
His family are devastated and request privacy at this difficult time. Funeral announcements will be made at a later date." They said.
He was the son of prominent Nigerian activist Ken Sarow-Wiwa who was hanged by Nigeria's then-military regime in 1995.