Renowned poet and Emeritus Professor of Literature, John Pepper Clark has died. The professor’s death was announced in a statement signed by Prof. C. C. Clark for the family and Ilaye Clark, for the children.
He died on Tuesday, October 13, 2020.
“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, October 13, 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 statement read.
John pepper Clark Bekederemo, born on April 6, 1935, was one of Nigeria’s foremost anglophone dramatists and poets.
Clark, born of Ijaw parents, received his early education at the Native Administration School and the Government College in Ugheli.