Human life is a two-sided coin; living and dying, a time to be born and a time to dye. Death is inevitable, and it's devastating to hear the death of dear ones, not to talk of a public figure dying at an early age.
Most prominent figures, such as musicians, actors, and media personalities work hard from the start of their professions before they attain notoriety. There have also been reports that some of these celebrities, despite achieving national recognition, are unable to pay their medical bills in their later years.
However, the most tragic stories about celebrities we read are usually about their untimely deaths. Many celebrities in Ghana have died at the height of their popularity with over 60% of these deaths from motor vehicle accidents caused by the poor condition of our highways.
In this article, I want us to refresh our mind on 7 celebrities who are no more with us, taken by surprise death.
1. Kwame Owusu Ansah
He began his career as a radio host before becoming one of Ghana's and Nigeria's most sought-after actors. He died in a car crash on the Tema Motorway in Ghana's Greater Accra Region in May 2008, at the age of 41 years.
2. Suzzy Williams
In the early 2000s, Suzzy was one of the most talented on-screen actresses. At the tender age of 23, she died in a car accident in September 2005. She appeared in several Ghanaian and Nigerian films, including "Mother's Heart" and "Lover Boy in Ghana."
3. Terry Bonchaka
Many consider Terry as one of Ghana's early pioneers of the dancehall genre of music. He also died in a car accident in October 2003, at the age of 21, while returning from a program at the University of Ghana, Legon.
4. Kwadwo Asare Baffour Acheampong
Kwadwo Asare Baffour Acheampong (KABA) was an award-winning journalist who worked for Multimedia Group's Asempa FM in Accra.
He was born on October 20, 1980, in Anyinam, in Ghana's Eastern Region, and died on November 18, 2017. His death was caused by a deterioration in his health, leaving his wife and a baby girl behind.
5. Christopher Opoku
Many people admired the late sports journalist for his unusual style of speaking the Queens' Language. In Kumasi, he worked for Metro TV, GTV Sports +, Luv FM, and Footy-Ghana.com as the Managing-Editor.
He died on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 at the age of 42, after a four-year battle with cancer.
6. Ebony Reigns
Her death is still fresh in Ghanaians' minds, as she was widely regarded as the best thing to happen to the music industry in recent years.
In 2018, she made history by becoming the first female musician to receive the VGMA Artiste of the Year award. On Thursday, February 8, 2018, she was just 20 years old when she died on the spot in a horrific car accident in Brong Ahafo while returning from her family to Accra.
7. Komla Dumor
He was a multi-award-winning Ghanaian broadcaster who worked for Joy FM in Accra before becoming the face of the BBC's Focus on Africa program. On the 18th of January 2014, at the age of 41, he died of a cardiac arrest.
You may be familiar with these celebs but one thing for sure about them is that they were excellent professionals in their areas of careers.
We say their souls rest in peace.
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