Ghanaian-American fiber optics innovator and inventor Dr. Thomas Owusu Mensah has passed away.

Dr. Mensah died on the 27th of March 2024, at the Kumasi Catholic Hope Exchange Hospital in Ghana’s Ashanti region.

The sad occurrence of Dr. Mensah’s demise was due to short illness – he was 74. The family of Dr. Owusu Mensah announced his death to the public.

A statement released by the family on Thursday, March 28, 2024, revealed that the renowned inventor, who had been instrumental in revolutionizing telecommunications and technology, succumbed to illness at the age of 74.

“Dr. Thomas Mensah died on the 27th of March 2024 at Kumasi Catholic Hope Exchange Hospital. The sad occurrence of Dr. Mensah’s death was as a result of short illness.

“The family hereby announces to the general public of the sadden occurrence. Dr. Thomas Mensah has died at the age of 74,” the statement said.

Dr. Mensah has made immense contributions to technology, particularly in fiber optics, which have significantly impacted global communications systems. His pioneering work has revolutionized industries and enabled the flourishing of the digital age through high-speed data transmission.

During his career, Dr. Mensah got many awards for his work. People consider him one of the best inventors in telecommunications and nanotechnology. His legacy inspires young scientists and engineers, especially those from the African diaspora.

More information about his burial arrangements will be provided in the weeks ahead.

Source: DNG

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