Tributes have poured in for veteran Ghanaian actor Super OD, real name Asonaba Kwaku Darko, who passed away on Tuesday in his Agona Swedru hometown.
Super OD was taken ill last Saturday, according to son Simon Darko, after complaining of weakness. He has not been well for some time now.
He unfortunately gave up the ghost on Tuesday at the Swedru Government Hospital in the Central Region.
Past and present presidents have joined mourners to pay tribute to the Osofo Dadzie icon.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and former president John Dramani Mahama took to Twitter to express their condolences.
President Akufo-Addo tweeted:
A legend of our screens and a great entertainer, he brought so much joy to us over the years. I belong to the generation that will never forget “Osofo Dadzie”. My deepest condolences to his family. Rest in perfect peace Super O.D., and God bless.
— Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) February 13, 2018
For Mr Mahama, this comes after recent fatal heartbreaks and, probably, the country’s bereavement continues:
Our bereavement appears unending. Farewell my friend Asonoba Kwaku Darko (Super OD).
You brought humour to our lives and made us laugh through some of our nation’s most difficult years. pic.twitter.com/DMJ5gBF3Jr
— John Dramani Mahama (@JDMahama) February 13, 2018
He had visited an ailing Super OD in 2017.
By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana