It is with a heavy heart and profound sorrow that we announce the untimely passing on in his sleep of Alan Donovan at his home in Mlolongo early Sunday, December 5, 2021.

Son of Roy and Mary Donovan, Alan was born August 11, 1938 in Great Plains, Colorado. Brother to Maralyn and uncle to David, Alan leaves a legacy of dedication to the preservation, collection, and promotion of African arts and artifacts as is apparent by his founding of African Heritage House and co-founding African Heritage Pan African Gallery with Kenya’s former Vice President Joseph Murumbi. Alan will be remembered for championing African music, fashion, jewelry, and indigenous art, artifacts, and culture.

Allan’s remains will be buried at his African Heritage House, near Nairobi National Park on December 13 in a private ceremony.

A memorial service and celebration of his life will take place early next year for friends of Alan and African Heritage.