Harty Condolence! Soni Methu, the former host of CNN’s show Inside Africa, died on Thursday, April 11. She was 34.
Her death was confirmed by her sister, Faith Methu, who released a statement saying Soni collapsed suddenly in Kenya and passed away on her way to the hospital.
The exact cause how she died is currently unclear, however, Faith says she may have suffered a seizure.
She explained, "We don’t know much, but a post mortem will be done to tell exactly what happened."
Soni was the host of Inside Africa, which is CNN International’s longest-running feature program, from 2014 to 2015.
— Soni Methu (@Soni_Methu) January 24, 2018
She served as the first Kenyan host of the show before CNN changed the format to be sans presenter.
She previously worked as an east Africa correspondent at a South African news channel, eNCA, for two years.
CNN has released a statement to pay tribute to the late journalist. The network states,
We are shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of our friend and former colleague Soni Methu. Our heartfelt condolences to her family and friends, from all at CNN.
Her former co-employees described her as someone who "had a great energy, an ability to light up the room and was incredibly kind to those she worked with as well as people she met in her travels."
Rest In Peace Soni Methu!
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