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Kwame Kenyatta, former Detroit councilman, has died at age 63

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Posted at 8:25 PM, May 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-22 22:00:06-04

(WXYZ) — Kwame Kenyatta, former Detroit City Council member, has died at the age of 63, according to his son Kofi.

Details surrounding his death have not yet been released.

Kenyatta served two terms on the Detroit City Council, then resigned in June 2013 over criticism of then Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr.

Kenyatta also dealt with health issues prior to leaving the city council.

Former aide to Councilwoman Monica Conyers, Sam Riddle, posted a photo of Kenyatta on Twitter Wednesday evening saying, "Since I took this picture as you & Pastor #Detroit Councilmwoman #JoannWatson helped Honourable #ErmaHenderson so much happened but R.I.P. my brother #KwameKenyatta R.I.P."

According to Motor City Muckracker, after resigning from his position as Detroit councilman, Kenyatta moved to Jackson, Mississippi to work for Mayor Chokwe Lumumba as a compliance officer in a watchdog position.