Claude Tamakloe Passes Away in Tragic Accident

A statement released by Beenie Words, signed by Elorm Beenie, has confirmed the death of Claude Tamakloe, who passed away in a tragic accident on the Accra-Cape Coast stretch on Saturday, May 25, 2024.

“We are saddened by the untimely loss of our dear brother, John ‘Claude’ Tamakloe. According to reports confirmed by his family, John Claude, as he is affectionately known in the entertainment community, passed away in a horrific accident on the Accra-Cape Coast stretch, specifically at Apam Junction on Saturday, May 25, 2024.

The statement detailed that Claude was traveling with two popular Ghanaian musicians, K.K. Fosu and KayBlez, to a wedding in Breman Asikuma in the Central Region. Their vehicle, a Toyota Camry (Registration Number GW-1496-16), was struck head-on by an oncoming Mercedes Benz C300 (Registration Number DV 5811-24) due to reckless overtaking by the Benz driver at high speed. Claude, who was in the front passenger seat, suffered fatal injuries.

The driver of the Camry, who sustained minor injuries, reported that K.K. Fosu and KayBlez suffered various injuries to their heads and limbs. They were initially taken to Apam Catholic Hospital, where a forensic pathologist declared John ‘Claude’ Tamakloe dead. The two musicians were later transferred to the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) for further treatment after receiving first aid at Apam Catholic Hospital.

John Claude had worked with and Events 21 for over a decade, serving as a publicist, editor, and co-talent manager. He contributed significantly to PR and grooming projects for several prominent artists, including Grammy-winning group Morgan Heritage, Rocky Dawuni, Samini, Stonebwoy, Sarkodie, Kofi Kinaata, Edem, Naira Marley, Stephanie Benson, Kaakie, AK Songstress, Lamisi, and Kwesi Amewuga.

“He was a hardworking, selfless, and ingenious team player, and his absence leaves a huge void in our hearts. We are already deeply affected by his loss. Our thoughts are with his family during this challenging time, and we urge everyone to respect their privacy as they make funeral arrangements. We will provide further information as needed,” the statement concluded. “We also wish K.K. Fosu and KayBlez a speedy recovery.”

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