The Press Union of Liberia (PUL) says it is left brokenhearted by the death of long-time journalist Slewion T-Toe, describing him as being among the pioneers who laid the foundation for the current generation of young journalists.
Mr. T-Toe passed away on November 26 at his Jamaica Road residence on Bushrod Island, his wife Gloria told the Union. He was 56, and died following a period of illness.
The fallen journalist traded his profession at the Ministry of Information Cultural Affairs & Tourism (MICAT), working in the broadcasting division, and later with MICAT TV between the 1970s and '90s.
T-Toe also co-organized several media institutions including the defunct Monrovia Daily, the Daily Times and the Labor Times Newspapers before and after he joined the Liberia Electricity Corporation in the 1990s, where he served as Assistant Manager for Public Affairs until his demise.
PUL President K. Abdullai Kamara described T-Toe as “a senior brother whose exemplary role inspired lots of current journalists to enter the profession.”
T-Toe will be interred in Bong County on December 12 at the T-Toe's Family Plot in Totota, the family told the PUL. His remains will be removed from the Abraham Roberts Funeral Home on December 11 and taken to the Georgia Pattern Memorial United Methodist Church on Water Street, downtown Monrovia for a wake keeping spanning 5-8pm, followed by funeral the next morning, beginning at 10.