Ghanaians have been left in shock following the death of Penciled Celebrities artist, Emmanuel Apraku, otherwise known as Ray Styles.
This follows several donations made by celebrities and social media users in support of a liver surgery.
With a target of £40,000, the GoFundMe account created for the talented CEO and a donation from the First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo, had helped the family exceed the amount needed for the surgery.
But in a tweet on his platform, television and radio personality, Giovanni Caleb announced the death of the young entrepreneur.
Meanwhile, sources within his family say he died in India where he was being treated.
Find some tweets from social media below
Ghana has lost a gem…you were art itself,journey well Ray…Rest In Peace🙏 pic.twitter.com/wAExaFgle8— Triple D Deliveries (@triple_dd1) October 1, 2020
Rest In Peace FELLOW Ray.— KATANGA FELLOWOOD🖤💛 (@KatangaFellows) October 1, 2020
We did our best to save you but God knows best.
RIP in the bosom of our maker.
For ever in our hearts.
Sad sad sad day. pic.twitter.com/LQhIaL9q8H
Ahhh but what made him grow lean like that eiiiii..this is serious may his soul rest in perfect peace— Emperor HotSperm⚡⭐ (@sexy_don_don) October 1, 2020
Awe Ray. This so sad— ♤Guy~Man♤🤴♣️ (@Kweku_fio) October 1, 2020
All we expected was to get back and have fun with us. But you left so early bro.
Rest in peace 💔💔 pic.twitter.com/EsJAHO5WDs
Unfortunately, the penciled arts star could not fight for his life till the end.— BrightBrains (@BrightBrains_) October 1, 2020
RIPP Ray Styles😞 pic.twitter.com/7lFK5uMBFk
Rest In Power To Someone Who Left A Mark With His Talent— Maiestas Ⓜ️ (@Ebenezer_Peegah) October 1, 2020
Reports about his illness brought social media users together to donate, including Rebecca Akuffo-Addo Foundation, raising more than $40,000.
But, God has called him home
RIP Ray Styles!
Rest In Power 🌹 pic.twitter.com/lHLMf38HX2
God calls Ray Styles home.— Maiestas Ⓜ️ (@Ebenezer_Peegah) October 1, 2020
RIP Ray Styles of 'Pencil Celebrities'
Rest In Power 🌹 pic.twitter.com/fUnSGNBJo4
At least Ray died knowing how he impacted a lot of people and how everyone reached out when he needed us. The only thing we couldn’t do is give life. Rest well brother, Ray Styles ✊🏿💯🖤— Bråå K●F¡ ™ 🇬🇭➕🇯🇲 (@eii_braakofi) October 1, 2020
After all that surgery, you still decided to journey to the ancestors after-all. Rest in peace Ray Styles of Penciled Celebrities. Ghana is entirely GRATEFUL for your endless service and talent. May you find peace with your maker.🖤🕊 pic.twitter.com/EsZ2ZPVNfb— Richman Tims (@timwillmott) October 1, 2020
Information from India is that Ray Styles has passed on unfortunately. This is soo Sad🤦🏽♂️🤦🏽♂️ RIP Ray Styles pic.twitter.com/SggCTaLLEG— BENGARZI TV on Youtube (@BENGHARZI) October 1, 2020
Rest In Peace Ray Styles, I never really heard of you, but seeing your photos mhen how life switched on you, it made me sad. He said in a convo to his friend "God Loves Me most" I guess this how God shows his love. For this moment ain't gonna say Fuck Him. just RIP Ray— Javari_SonOfGod👱🏿♂️ (@Ed_kobbi) October 1, 2020
RIP Ray Styles. Your art really captured my heart and others. May you rest in Peace 💔— ELIJAH ☻ ☫ (@Mr_Grunitzky) October 1, 2020
When my grammarian of a lecturer told us one time that "Your works will outlive you," he was talking about the likes of Ray Styles. #RestInPeace— HappyChild😂Chi😍❤ (@mzz_chichi) October 1, 2020
Another sad news 🥺🥺🥺🥺— Patients Lives Matter on @Angel TV (@rain_angeltvgh) October 1, 2020
Emmanuel Apraku (Ray Styles of PenciledCelebrities fame) reported dead. pic.twitter.com/xpJwRbl6oG
May your soul Rest in Peace— Khelvyn_klein (@khelvyn_klein) October 1, 2020
Ray styles 💔😔😒
You will be forever remembered pic.twitter.com/kPMfSOfffX
Rest In Peace Ray Styles. You fought well.🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/JKhpISaHBR— A_J (@_theshugar) October 1, 2020
A dark wave has indeed passed over us this week. I have been having such terrible feelings even as I woke up this morning. Ray Styles has left us to be with the ancestors. You fought a good fight. #RIPRayStyles #PencilledCelebrities thanks for all the amazing art 😢 pic.twitter.com/cnbJwRgfBh— Yaz Meen (@yasmeenhelwani) October 1, 2020
Oh chale, Ray Styles die? Oh God!— Kwame Marfo 🇬🇭 (@rich_kid_21) October 1, 2020
May his soul Rest In Peace
RIP Ray Styles…This video got me crying. https://t.co/yBlnA9rIMY— Cecilia Griffiths-Brown (@CeeGriffiths) October 1, 2020
Ray Styles 😞 https://t.co/m0legMQUKm— Muhseen (@MusahMuhsin1) October 1, 2020
Herh Ray Styles smh this world be fucking God protect your calm soul Rest Well bro😭😭 pic.twitter.com/umQ2FhBs3S— Francisco Domingo (@KobbyMingz) October 1, 2020
Ray styles is not dead.please stop spreading fake news.— Daniel Awotwi (@DanielAwotwi4) October 1, 2020
We are pleading with the general public to disregard the news by Giovanni. Its not confirmed.our brother is healthy and doing well.
Bleoo always stand together.
Giovanni ur last warning
Aw Ray Styles died?💔— Folakemi CoCo🇳🇬💚 (@Qveeen_cole) October 1, 2020
CEO of Penciled Celebrities Popularly known as Ray Styles has been reported dead according to a post made by Giovanni Caleb on Facebook. My his soul Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/o2cC62xTJz— QueenXorlali❤ (@queenxorlali) October 1, 2020
Rest in Peace Ray Styles— Alonso (@richie_kwakujr) October 1, 2020
Rip Ray . May Father John continue to be with you. Rest Not Fellow. Katanga loves you 🖤💛 pic.twitter.com/tnktxnojgy
Hearing the death of Ray Styles just got me in my feelings dude was full of life mern.— Justice Okai-Allotey (@Owula_Kpakpo) October 1, 2020
Rest Well Ray
Hearing the death of Ray Styles just got me in my feelings dude was full of life mern.
Rest Well Ray— Justice Okai-Allotey (@Owula_Kpakpo) October 1, 2020