The Liberian-American became popular after he entered Nigeria with the disease.
Patrick Sawyer lost his life to Ebola a little while after his sister, Princess died of the disease.
The 40-year-old is believed to have been infected after he came in contact with his sibling’s blood.
According to an email, sent on 10 July, 2014, after she passed on, Sawyer knew she had died of Ebola and expressed his grief to his friends.
The mail, which was obtained by FrontPageAfrica, reads as follows:
From: Patrick O. Sawyer < Date: Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 6:09 AM
Subject: Ebola Struck Close to Home
To: Benetta Tarr < “H. Urias Harrington”
Dear All, My junior sister, Princess Christina Nyennetue (Age 27) died on Tuesday July 8th at the St. Joseph Catholic Hospital.
At my request, the Ministry of Health agreed to extract blood specimens from her body in search for cause of death and the result just came in this morning…she died of Ebola Disease.
Princess was the only girl child of my mother’s 5 children…this make it particularly difficult for us especially for my mother who lives alone in Southwest Philadelphia .
If you Facebook searched my late sister Princess, you will soon realize that death has cheated a promising young life. Thanks to you all once more for your many messages of condolence and best wishes. Good day.
*Patrick Oliver Sawyer / Head *
ECOWAS NATIONAL OFFICE
*MINISTRY OF FINANCE & DEVELOPMENT PLANNING *
Sawyer died on July 25, 2014 in Lagos after collapsing at the Murtala Muhammed International airport.