By | August 6, 2020
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John Okell dead: Saya John Okell cause of death – obituary – tributes

  • Died: August 4, 2020
  • Age: 86 year old
  • Cause of death: unconfirmed

How did John Okell die?

John Okell was a master of Burmese language, beloved inside Myanmar and by so many students scattered across the globe. “His passion was infectious. He spoke so eloquently about the details of the language”.

John Okell obituary, funeral arrangement, any GoFundMe page

The family are yet to make public the obituary and funeral arrangements. We are unable to confirm if a GoFundMe was created by the family/friends of the deceased at the time of this publication.

This post will be updated with more information as they are made available and public.

John Okell tributes

Family, friends and loved ones of the deceased have taken to their social media pages to share tributes, kind words and prayer.

Joe Freeman wrote;

John Okell, a giant of Burmese language instruction, has died, according to a Facebook post from student and colleague Justin Watkins. I was lucky enough to interact with Okell once at a Burmese language party. His passion for the language was so evident. RIP.

Poppy McPherson wrote;

Really sad news. John Okell was a master of Burmese language, beloved inside Myanmar and by so many students scattered across the globe. “His passion was infectious. He spoke so eloquently about the details of the language”.

Bridget Welsh wrote

Burmese language scholar John Okell has passed on. May he RIP. His ‘Burmese by Ear’ was foundational training for those of us studying Burmese. He was a gem of a person, gracious with his time and generous with his knowledge. Our teachers stay with us.

Dr Ronan Lee ShamrockKoala erote;

Sad news, Burmese language expert John Okell has died. His passion for language learning was unparalleled. John was always super generous with his time and will be sadly missed.

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