So Sad: Popular Ghanaian Cartoonist, Ray Styles Dies After Battle With Cancer

Popular Ghanaian cartoonist, Emmanuel Apraku popularly known as Ray Styles, has passed away after battling with Kidney Cancer for months.

The young promising man and creative director of Penciled Celebrities died on October 1st at the Apollo Hospital in New Delhi, India.

The brand made his health condition public in August and solicited for prayers and financial support through fund raising platform, GoFundme. They successfully raised the required amount within 24 hours and he was flown to India for the Liver surgery, but unfortunately didn’t make it.



The news of his demise was announced on their Instagram page.

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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

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Ray Style was the CEO of @penciledcelebrities and his artwork/cartoons highlighted key societal issues, including activism, rape, physical abuse, racism, marital violence, etc.

See some of his popular artworks below,


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