Seven years ago today, the brother of the late President Professor John Evans Atta Mills, Cadman Mills, publicly revealed the cause of the sudden demise of the former head of state.
Cadman revealed that his brother died of a stroke after falling and bleeding to death in an interview with Fiifi Banson on Kasapa FM.
“He fell and bled. It was what we later found out to be hemorrhagic stroke.”
“We were taken aback by some of the stupid claims by people who said they knew the cause of his death. He wasn’t poisoned as has been suggested,” he added.
Read the full story originally published on July, 21, 2015, on Ghanaweb
Cadman Mills, brother of the late president for the first time after his death has publicly revealed what led to his demise.
Cadman told Fiifi Banson on Kasapa FM on Tuesday that his brother fell and bled until he died.
Recounting what he says was a sudden death, Cadman said the autopsy report conducted on his brother showed he died from the stroke, adding the family has all along known the immediate cause.
“He fell and bled. It was what we later found out to be hemorrhagic stroke,” he told Fiifi Banson.
Cadman who is Mills younger brother by some 19 months said he identifies with calls made for the cause of the latter’s death to be made public, but insisted “it has always been known.”
“We were taken aback by some of the stupid claims by people who said they knew the cause of his death. He wasn’t poisoned as has been suggested.”
Hemorrhagic stroke accounts for about 13 percent of stroke cases, according to the Stroke Association of America.
It results from a weakened vessel that ruptures and bleeds into the surrounding brain. The blood accumulates and compresses the surrounding brain tissue. The two types of hemorrhagic strokes are intracerebral (within the brain) hemorrhage or subarachnoid hemorrhage.
Hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a weakened blood vessel ruptures.
Two types of weakened blood vessels usually cause hemorrhagic stroke: aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs).
Mills died on July 24, 2012.
Ghanaians celebrate Atta-Mills on his birthday
Today marks exactly 78 years since the late Prof John Evans Atta-Mills was born.
In this light, Ghanaians have taken to social media to celebrate and honour ‘Asomdweehene’.
Many are also reliving memories of Prof Atta-Mills and eulogising him.
Founder of the Atta Mills Institute, Samuel Koku Anyidoho, took to his social media page to celebrate and eulogies Atta Mills.
“Hmmmmmmm!!!! 10 years has passed just like that! One of my most adored moments with my boss/father, President Atta-Mills, when we were getting ready to fly from the Takoradi airport for the commissioning of the FPSO Kwame Nkrumah. He was a great friend and I miss him,” he tweeted.
Hmmmmmmm!!!! 10 years has passed just like that! One of my most adored moments with my boss/father, President Atta-Mills, when we were getting ready to fly from the Takoradi airport for the commissioning of the FPSO Kwame Nkrumah. He was a Great friend and I miss him❤️🙏 pic.twitter.com/JWzACoFox7
— Samuel Koku Anyidoho🇬🇭 (@KokuAnyidoho) July 13, 2022
Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa also joined the celebration of the former president.
“On the solemn occasion of the 78th birthday of Prof. John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills, the 3rd President of the 4th Republic; we honour his memory & accord him all the dignity that incorruptible & outstanding leader deserves. Your legacy would always tower above pettiness & division”, he wrote.
On the solemn occasion of the 78th birthday of Prof. John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills, the 3rd President of the 4th Republic; we honour his memory & accord him all the dignity that incorruptible & outstanding leader deserves.
Your legacy would always tower above pettiness & division. pic.twitter.com/ZB8hGiMUsL
— Sam Okudzeto Ablakwa (@S_OkudzetoAblak) July 21, 2022
The KNUST Youth Wing of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), TEIN KNUST, is also organising fun games over the weekend in memory of former President Atta Mills.
The first TEIN KNUST Fun Games and Socialization comes off this weekend, all in Loving Memory of Former President H. E John Evans Atta Mills.
Date : Sunday, 24th July, 2022
Time : 3pm
Venue : Brunei Sports Complex pic.twitter.com/4V2uDFkGPD
— TEIN-KNUST (@TeinKnust) July 20, 2022
Sunday, July 24 will mark the 10-year anniversary of his passing.
In this regard, the John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills Heritage is also organing an event to honour and celebrate the former president.
The theme for the event is “The Man John Evans Atta Mills – Ten Years On” which is scheduled for July 26, at the Accra International Conference Centre at 2:00 pm.
John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills Heritage invites you all to come and honour the Man John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills as we celebrate 10years of his passing on. pic.twitter.com/q2gvMCbD4p
— Sir Kwasi Owoo MBE🏅 (@Royal1Kingly) July 20, 2022
The “Asomdweehene” as known by Ghanaians was born on July 21, 1994, in Tarkwa located in the Western Region of Ghana.
The late President was from Ekumfi Otuam in the Central Region of Ghana.
Prof Mills was elected as president after December 2008 polls and inaugurated on 7 January 2009, having defeated the governing party candidate Nana Akufo-Addo.
He died on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, after serving for nearly four years as President of Ghana.
Here are more reactions from social media.
Prof Atta Mills rest in peace 😥 pic.twitter.com/HLGv8hjIWr
— Mahama 2024 (@CitizenTechiman) July 21, 2022
If you are alive today ,today will be your 78th birthday
Forever in our hearts
Rest Well professor John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills
May your soul rest in perfect peace pic.twitter.com/G44VOuHBdo
— Kingdom snake cross road kingdom (@DatsomorKingdom) July 21, 2022
July 21 😰💔
Share a memory with me of the late H E J.E. Atta Mills 🙇♂️ pic.twitter.com/7sf4OwofJ1
— Brain-God 🤲💎 (@KhaiyeWizzy) July 21, 2022
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