The family of Liberian comedian George Boutinihas pronounced his death a day after we fact-checked his death news on social media.
The comedian used his act after the 2003 civil crisis to unite citizens when he served as a community outreach assistant at the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL).
Boutini suffered protracted illness and took to Facebook requesting assistance before his death.
A former colleague announcing his death”It is with sadness that we, the former employees of the United Nations Mission in Liberia, inform you of the passing of George Boutini Tamba. The sad event occurred on Friday, March 24, 2023, at 6 am in the Republic of Guinea. George Boutini Tamba was a colleague whose comedy was used to promote the peace in Liberia through UNMIL. We deeply regret his untimely passing.
Before Boutini’s death, he worked at ADI Communication as a presenter of the Bana Friday Night Laughter and Saturday Morning Laughter.
Meanwhile, the body is deposited at the St. Moses Funeral Parlor, awaiting burial.