Emeritus Professor of Literature and renowned writer, Prof. John Pepper Clark has died, a statement from the family announced Tuesday afternoon.
“Prof. J. P. Clark has paddled on to the great beyond in comfort of his wife, children and siblings, around him” a statement jointly signed by Prof. C. C. Clark, for the family and Mr. Ilaye Clark, for the children reads.
It added: “The Clark-Fuludu Bekederemo family of Kiagbodo Town, Delta State, wishes to announce that Emeritus Professor of Literature and Renowned Writer, Prof. John Pepper Clark, has finally dropped his pen in the early hours of today, Tuesday, 13 October 2020.
“The family appreciates your prayers at this time” the statement concluded.