Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan is dead .Annan passed on while undergoing treatment in Switzerland.
Annan died at the age of 80 and according to a statement issued by the family of the diplomat died with his family by his side.
The International Organization of Migration IOM tweeted mourning the fallen diplomat.
“Today we mourn the loss of a great man , a leader and a visionary former @UN secretary general @ Kofi Annan .A life well lived .A life worth celebrating –IOM-UN migration “ The IOM tweeted.
Kofi Annan who was born in Ghana was the 7th UN secretary general and the founder of the Kofi Annan foundation which has mourned the fallen diplomat.
It is with immense sadness that the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation announce that Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Laureate, passed away peacefully on Saturday 18th August after a short illness… pic.twitter.com/42nGOxmcPZ
— Kofi Annan (@KofiAnnan) August 18, 2018
Kofi Annan was instrumental in the negotiation of peace between former president Mwai Kibaki and NASA leader Raila Odinga in 2008 following the post-election chaos that rocked the country after the disputed 2007 polls.