Iconic Nigerian Poet JP Clark is dead, Jameela News learned on Tuesday, October 12.
Jameela News reports that legendary Nigerian Poet John Pepper Clark famously known as JP Clark has passed away, in the early hours of Tuesday, a family statement said.
This online news medium confirmed the news of his death from a family statement released on Tuesday, without further details on the cause of his death.
The statement signed by Prof. C.C Clark and Ilaye Clark read:
“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.
“Prof. J. P. Clark has paddled on to the great beyond in comfort of his wife, children and sibling, around him.
“The family appreciates your prayers at this time. Other details will be announced later by the family.”
The “Mbari” author who hailed from Kiagbado Town in Delta State was not only a poet and a playwriter but a Professor of Literature and a renowned writer.
JP Clark was born on April 6, 1935, to a Born in Kiagbodo, Nigeria, to an Ijaw father and Urhobo mother.