Popular Sierra Leonean journalist and newspaper editor, Ambassador Jonathan Leigh is dead.

The sad event took place today at 4:00 PM at Connaught Hospital in Freetown after short illness.

Jonathan Leigh was the proprietor and managing editor of one of the biggest newspapers in Sierra Leone and 2002 National Achievement Award Winning Newspaper, Independent Observer Newspaper.

Leigh was known as a simple and friendly person who was closed with his co-workers, friends and family members. His death came as a shock to his family members and co-workers.