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Third President of the Fourth Republic of Ghana and C-in-C of GAF passes on
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Prof John Evans Atta Mills, Former President of the Republic of Ghana and C-in-C of GAF24 July 2012.  The Third President of the Fourth Republic of Ghana and Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces, Prof John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills, has died at the 37 Military Hospital, on Tuesday, 24 July 2012.
A presidential statement, signed by the Chief of Staff, John Henry Martey Newman said, “It is with a heavy heart and deep sorry that we announce the sudden and untimely death of the president of the Republic of Ghana- HE President John Evans Atta Mills. The death occurred at the 37 Military Hospital this afternoon while receiving medical attention after being taken ill a few hours earlier”.
 Former President Mills died at the age of 68. He is married to Ernestina Naadu Mills, an educationist, and has a son, Sam Kofi Atta Mills.  
According to the country’s constitution, Vice-president John Dramani Mahama would be sworn in as the country’s new president on Tuesday evening to complete Mr Mills’s term, which was due to end with elections in December 2012.