Emmanuel Apraku, also known as Ray Styles
Popular Ghanaian pencil artist, Ray Styles, has died, ClassFMonline.com has gathered.
Known in real life as Emmanuel Apraku, he was battling a liver ailment until his demise on Thursday, 1 October 2020.
About a month ago, his family appealed to the general public for funds to enable the talented artist to undergo surgery.
Ray Styles had grown thinner and looked impoverished as a result of complications of the liver disease, therefore he elicited pity from the general public on social media where his pictures were splashed.
Consequently, a GoFundMe platform was set up to solicit funds online on his behalf.
The widely circulated GoFundMe page exceeded its $55,000 target. Notable among his benefactors was the First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo.
Until his death, Emmanuel Apraku was one of the three brains behind the popular ‘Penciled Celebrities’ artworks on social media.