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Sad! Ghanaian Celebs You May Not Know Died of Cancer and Kidney Disease (Photos)

When Ghana loses a celebrity to cancer or Kidney disease, it gets another glimpse as to why cancer and kidney disease are the top causes of death in Ghana. Take a walk back in time with these famous Ghanaian celebrities whose lives were cut short by cancer and kidney disease.

1. Christopher Opoku

Who doesn't know Christopher Opoku? The late sport journalist was loved by many for his vast knowledge and ability to speak Queen's Language.

Christopher Opuku sadly passed away on Wednesday, 10th of May 2017 at the age 42. He fought with cancer for 4 years.

2. Nii Odoi Mensah

Niii Odoi Mensah was a talented actor and former former president of the Ghana actor's guild. He died on the 12th of April 2016, in China, where he had gone to undergo a kidney transplant. 

3. Nkomode

Popular Comedian Yaw Donkor, popularly known as Nkomode, left mother earth on February 5, 2016, after a long battle with kidney, liver problems and bladder failure.

4. Kofi Middleton Mends 

In 2016, Veteran actor, Kofi Middleton Mends died. According to reports, He gave up the ghost at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra after a long fight with kidney disease

5. Nana Yaa Akyedie

In October 2019, popular gospel musician Nana Yaa Akyedie sadly passed away after losing a long fight with breast cancer, leaving behind three kids.


Remember to say a prayer for the loved ones these celebrities left behind. May God continue to console them.

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