How Did Allan Fenty Die? Guyanese Cultural Icon Cause of Death. Allan Fenty, a Guyanese cultural icon, has died: Mr. Allan Arthur Fenty, Guyana’s grassroots cultural enthusiast, old story-teller, columnist, and ‘amateur folklorist,’ died this morning.
Allan Fenty, a folklorist, short story author, and former PNC public relations director, died at the age of 78. Fenty’s weekly column for the Stabroek News, ‘Frankly Speaking by A.A. Fenty,’ is known for its folksy, grassroots tone.
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How Did Allan Fenty Die? Guyanese Cultural Icon Cause of Death
Allan Fenty, a well-known Guyanese cultural icon and folklorist, died early Saturday morning at his home at the age of 78, according to a family member. According to sources, Fenty was ill, but he was still in the yard on Friday afternoon.
A statement made by one of Allan’s close friends
Sad news to report today. My friend and colleague for most of the past 44 years have gone to the great beyond. Allan Arthur Fenty, 78, died overnight at his South Ruimveldt home in Georgetown. He had complained of feeling unwell in recent weeks. He was, as many are aware, a former Chief Information officer in the late 70s and early 80s, a leading folklorist, newspaper columnist, TV and Radio personality, and chronicler of Guyanese and West Indian proverbs among other talents and interests. He is survived by his wife, Myrna in New York, four daughters, and at least one grandchild, Paton, also out of NY. Funeral arrangements are to be announced. Will keep you guys updated.
Who was Allan Arthur Fenty?
Fenty was the host of the popular weekly television show Cook-up Show and a regular contributor to the Stabroek newspaper’s “Frankly Speaking” section.
During the previous People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) administration, Fenty worked for the party and as the government’s communication officer.
Wordsworth Mc Andrew, a Guyanese broadcaster and folklorist, retired from public life in the 1970s, and Fenty took over with his equally distinctive approach to preserving and promoting Guyanese culture in both spoken and written form.