How did James Lutterodt die? Tribute pours in as NSMQ Star dies



Who Was James Lutterodt?

James Lutterodt, a young talent from Keta Senior High School, left us on July 3, 2023, at the tender age of 19. In 2021, he made history by clinching the National Science and Maths Quiz championship. Sadly, after a brief illness, James passed away unexpectedly at a hospital in Tema. His departure was a shock to everyone who knew him, and he will be dearly missed.

A Touching Farewell The final farewell for James Lutterodt brought together a large gathering, including students, friends, and staff from Keta Senior High Technical School. A heartfelt tribute was delivered by a fellow student, leaving not a dry eye in the room. The attendees dressed in solemn black traditional attire, paying their respects to a young life lost too soon.

Remembering James’ Legacy Former president Hohn Dramani Mahama expressed his condolences over James Lutterodt’s passing. He fondly recalled James’ outstanding performance in the 2021 National Science and Maths Quiz, where he emerged as the champion. Mahama remarked, “James will always hold a special place in our hearts. His passing at such a young age is truly heartbreaking.”

A Painful Loss The news of James Lutterodt’s passing was a devastating blow to his friends. In a tearful tribute, a fellow student expressed the immense sorrow they felt. “Tears are stuck in our eyes, and you have left a hole as large as the sea in our hearts. Our mighty eagle has fallen,” she lamented. James’ legacy lives on, especially at Keta Senior High Technical School, where he shone as a distinguished participant in the National Science and Maths Quiz Contest.

Finding Strength in Unity During the final funeral service, unity and support were palpable. The gathering served as a testament to the impact James had on those around him. Students, friends, and faculty stood together, finding solace in their shared memories of a bright young star.

A Lasting Tribute James Lutterodt’s memory will forever be etched in the hearts of those who knew him. His achievements and kind spirit will continue to inspire future generations at Keta Senior High School. As we say our goodbyes, we remember a remarkable individual who left an indelible mark on the world of science and mathematics.



James Lutterodt’s untimely departure has left a void in the hearts of many. His legacy as a champion of the National Science and Maths Quiz will be cherished forever. We join together in mourning the loss of a promising young talent, and we extend our deepest sympathies to all who knew and loved him.