He suffered a stroke on October 3 and was said to have been making a recovery. According to PM News, the news of his death was confirmed on October 7, days after government officials in his homeland had given him the all-clear.
Cameron’s health minister, Andre Mama Fouda, had on October 5 said after Song left the hospital where he was taken to for cerebral aneursym, “He leaves conscious. His life is no longer in danger, but he is not out of the woods yet. We hope he gets well soon, and comes back in full form, as we know him to be.”
Another report on October 5 said Song had opened his eyes following his coma.