The Liberian Government over the weekend, announced with profound regret and sadness, the death of the Minister for State for Presidential Affairs, Dr. Edward B. McClain, Jr. in his 71st year. Minister McClain was also the Chief of Staff to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
A statement from the Executive Mansion said, the State for Presidential Affairs Minister and Presidential Chief of Office Staff died on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at about 2:25 A.M Central African time at the Wilgers Life Hospital in Lynwood, Pretoria, South Africa.
Dr. McClain was born on November 18, 1944 and would have turned 72 in November of 2016. He died following a period of illness, according to the Executive Mansion announcement.