Ghana was thrown into a state of shock after news of former president Rawlings death hit the internet.
The shocking news comes weeks after the former President buried his mother, Madam Victoria Agbotsui on October 19.
The last public appearance he made was at the Forecourt of the State House and Dzelukope during the funeral of his late mother.
The former president is said to have died at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra where he was being treated for an unknown illness.
He was 73-years-old.