The Kenyan presenter died after complaining of stomach pain.
According to her sister, Methu suffered a seizure and she died on their way to hospital.
In her words, “We don’t know much but a post mortem will be done to tell exactly what happened.”
CNN announced of her death in a statement on Friday, it reads:
“We are shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of our friend and former colleague Soni Methu. Our heartfelt condolences to her family and friends, from all at CNN.”
Methu hosted “Inside Africa,” CNN International’s longest-running feature program, from 2014 until 2015, when the project changed to a new format without a presenter.