JUST WHEN the Ghanaian media fraternity was drawing the curtains down on weeks of mourning and wailing following the death of the ace Ghanaian BBC Broadcaster, Komla Afeke Dumor, another Kumasi-based presenter lost his life on Saturday.
Daniel Ablorh Holm, a.k.a. DJ Atom, who works with one of the premier radio stations in the Garden City, OTEC FM, was pronounced dead at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in what is suspected to be another case of heart attack.
The late disc jockey had been on admission at the Korle Bu Cardio Centre since last year, where he was receiving treatment for heart disease.
The news comes as a shock to the entire media fraternity, particularly those in the Kumasi metropolis, who knowsthe diminutive disc jockey.
Coincidentally, the death of the DJ comes on the same day that the late ace Broadcaster, Komla Dumor, was being buried.
Friends and associates have been narrating their accounts about the late DJ, who was the host of the station’s mid-morning show between 10-12pm on weekdays. He also used to host the station’s Gospel show before being moved to the mid-morning programme.
A close confidant of the late presenter, Eric Asamoah, a.k.a. Protocol, told The Chronicle in an interview that the late DJ Atom was one of the presenters who started the businesses of disc jockeying during the early days of radio in Kumasi.
He said Daniel was initially receiving treatment at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, but somewhere late last year, he was transferred to Korle Bu.
Pix: The Late Daniel Ablorh Holm, aka DJ Atom