Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 September 2021, 12:16 by Denis Chabrol
The owner of Wireless Connections and 93 1 FM Real FM, Maxwell Thom, died on Tuesday from COVID-19, a top Health Ministry official confirmed.
While other media houses had reported his passing, at that time he did not succumb but was in a critical condition.
Thom was admitted several days ago to the COVID-19 hospital, Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara.
Back in the 1990s, Thom had risen to fame in the local market with his low-cost mobile phones and phone credit store, Wireless Connections.
With the backing of a now late top law enforcement official he later established 93.1 Real FM.
He is now the third media personality to have died from COVID; the others being Namela Henry and Mondale Smith.