The Press Union of Liberia (PUL) says a Book of Condolence in memory of fallen Liberian journalist Othello T. K. Yarsiah will be opened tomorrow, September 5 at its Clay Street headquarters. The Union, in a release issued yesterday said all journalists and sympathizers to turn out at the headquarters at 11: a.m. to sign the Book in memory of the fallen renowned broadcast journalist.
Othello succumbed to liver complication on Sunday, August 18, 2013 at the Jackson F. Doe Memorial Hospital in Tapita, Nimba County, according to his family.
The PUL has since expressed its deepest regret over the death of Othello, describing it as another blow and an irreparable loss to the media landscape.
The PUL said Othello was one of the country’s professional and prized journalists who significantly contributed to the profession and the attainment of peace in Liberia through his work.
The renowned broadcast journalist spent more than 30 years in the media, working for several institutions locally and internationally including ELWA, state radio ELBC, Talking Drum Studio, and UNMIL Radio.
He was among the first team of journalists recruited to set up and run UNMIL radio in 2003, moved to Sudan in 2007 to run another UN radio there, earned his Master’s before returning home in 2010 to contribute to the rebuilding of his country.
Othello took sick after he recently helped set up Bushrod Radio (Radio D-15) on Bushrod Island, and will be buried on Saturday, September 7 in Barnesville Township.
The family will open a book of condolence to the public on Friday, September 7 from 5pm to 7pm at the St. Moses Funeral Parlors on the Somalia Drive, followed by a Silent Wake at his residence in Barnesville4 Estate, Behind Area F.