John E.A Mills died today at a Military Hospital in Ghana. He was 68. He became Ghana's President in 2009 after winning a general election by a slim margin. His health had generated discussions among many Ghanaians for years until now.
This makes him the first president to have died in office since independence. A statement today, from the chief of staff confirming the death also intimated that the vice president will address the nation in due course.
President Mills returned from the USA after a routine medical check-up.