By Harry Awurumibe, Editor Abuja Bureau
Nigetia on Tuesday lost to the cold hands of death Emeritus Professor of Literature and renowned Writer, Professor John Pepper Clark.
The poet popularly known as J.P Clark is the younger brother of former Federal Commissioner for Information and South South Region Leader, Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark.
The sad news was broken Tuesday via a statement signed by Prof. C. C. Clark, for the family and Mr. Ilaye Clark, for the children obtained by Prompt News.
According to the statement, Professor John Pepper Clark died in the early hours of today (Tuesday).
The statement read in parts: “The Clark-Fuludu Bekederemo family of Kiagbodo Town, Delta State, wishes to announce that Emeritus Professor of Literature and Renowned Writer, Prof. John Pepper Clark, has finally dropped his pen in the early hours of today, Tuesday, 13 October, 2020.
“Prof. J. P. Clark has paddled on to the great beyond in comfort of his wife, children and sibling, around him.
“The family appreciates your prayers at this time.
Other details will be announced later by the family.”