How Did Allan Fenty Die? Guyanese Cultural Icon Cause of Death Explained
Guyanese cultural icon Allan Fenty dies: Guyana’s grassroots cultural enthusiast, old story-teller, columnist, and in his words ‘amateur folklorist’, Mr. Allan Arthur Fenty has passed away this morning
What Happened to Allan Fenty?
Allan Fenty, a folklorist, author of short stories, and former PNC public relations chief, died at age 78.
‘Frankly Speaking by A.A. Fenty,’ a weekly column written by Fenty for the Stabroek News, is known for its folksy, grassroots tone.
Allan Fenty Cause of Death
Allan Fenty, a well-known Guyanese cultural icon and folklorist, passed away early on Saturday morning at his home, at the age of 78 family member reported. Sources said Fenty was unwell, but he was in the yard up to Friday afternoon.
One of Allan’s close friend’s statement
BY BERT WILKINSON:
Sad news to report today. My friend and colleague for most of the past 44 years have gone to the great beyond. Allan Arthur Fenty, 78, died overnight at his South Ruimveldt home in Georgetown. He had complained of feeling unwell in recent weeks. He was, as many are aware, a former Chief Information officer in the late 70s and early 80s, a leading folklorist, newspaper columnist, TV and Radio personality, and chronicler of Guyanese and West Indian proverbs among other talents and interests. He is survived by his wife, Myrna in New York, four daughters, and at least one grandchild, Paton, also out of NY. Funeral arrangements are to be announced. Will keep you guys updated.
Who was Allan Arthur Fenty?
Fenty was the host of the well-liked weekly television program Cook-up Show and a longtime contributor to the “Frankly Speaking” section of the Stabroek newspaper.
Fenty had worked for the party and as the government’s communication officer during the previous People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)-led administration.
Wordsworth Mc Andrew, a Guyanese broadcaster and folklorist, left the public eye in the 1970s, and Fenty took over with his equally unique approach to preserving and promoting Guyanese culture in the spoken as the written word.