Kofi Annan, Ebony, Amissah-Arthur and other famous Ghanaians who died in 2018

Kofi Annan, Ebony, Amissah-Arthur and other famous Ghanaians who died in 2018

The year 2018 is coming to a close today, December 31. While the year brought a lot of happiness, a lot of sad events occurred.

Key among such sad events were the deaths of very prominent people.

YEN.com.gh brings you a list of such famous personalities we will no longer be seeing.

1. Alhaji Bature:

Founder and Editor of the Al-Hajj newspaper and a leading member of the NDC , Alhaji Iddrisu Bature, died in early January 2018.

The political commentator died at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital where he was on admission after suffering a stroke.

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2. K.B. Asante:

Renowned statesman, K.B. Asante, died on January 22 following a short illness.

The 93-year-old was the only living former official under the administration of Kwame Nkrumah.

3. Alhaji Hearts:

Kofi Annan, Ebony, Amissah-Arthur and other famous Ghanaians who died in 2018
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Known privately as Alhaji Suleiman Braimah, he got his name from his love for Ghana Premier League giants, Accra Hearts of Oak.

He was a long serving member of Hearts' board and management and was around when the club conquered Africa in 2000.

He died on January 31 at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital after a short illness.

4. Ebony Reigns:

Ebony died in a tragic road accident on the Sunyani-Kumasi road on the night of February 8 while returning from Sunyani after visiting her mother.

At just 20 years, Dancehall diva was at the height of her career and her death brought a lot of tears to many Ghanaians.

Even in death, she made history by being the first female to win the Artiste of the Year at the Ghana Music Awards.

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5. Super OD:

Less than a week after Ebony's death, veteran actor Super OD passed awayat the Swedru Government Hospital in the Central Region aged 84.

At his advanced age, Super OD had been battling with health problems before his death.

6. C.K. Mann:

C.K. Mann passed away on March 20 at the Ghapoha Hospital in Takoradi in the Western Region.

A legendary musician known for his evergreen 'Adwoa Yankey' hit, C.K. Mann was 83.

7. Jewel Ackah:

A little over one month after C.K. Mann's death, another legendary musician, Jewel Ackah, passed away.

Ackah, popularly known for composing the NDC's anthem, died on April 27 at his home in Tema.

The 73-year-old had been battling stroke and other obesity-related health problems for along time before his death.

8. Stacy Offei-Darko:

Kofi Annan, Ebony, Amissah-Arthur and other famous Ghanaians who died in 2018
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A deputy CEO of the National Entrepreneurship Innovation Program (NEIP), Stacy Offei Darko died on May 21.

According to reports, Stacy died after a liposuction surgery at the Obengfo Hospital went wrong.

Her death led to arrest of Obengfo CEO, Dominic Andoh who is still standing trial.

Stacy was 37 years old.

9. Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur:

The former vice president died at the 37 Military Hospital in the early hours of Friday, June 29.

He had been rushed to the hospital after collapsing at the Airforce gym while training.

He was 67.

10. McJordan Amartey:

Veteran actor, Mac Jordan Amartey died on July 5.

According to reports, the veteran actor who had been unwell for some time and eventually died at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.

He was 82 years

10. J.H. Mensah:

Veteran politician Joseph Henry Mensah, died on July 12 aged 89.

Mr Mensah founding member of the governing New Patriotic Party and served in three different ministerial positions under the John Agyekum Kufuor administration.

11. Kuntu Blankson:

Kofi Annan, Ebony, Amissah-Arthur and other famous Ghanaians who died in 2018
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Veteran actor, Kuntu Blankson, of Akan Drama fame took his own life on July 12.

According to reports, Kuntu, as he was popularly called, was found hanging by a rope at his kitchen on Thursday morning at his Brafoyaw residence in the Cape Coast Metropolis .

12. Professor Atukwei Okai:

The Ghanaian poet and social activist, Professor Atukwei Okai, passed away on July 13 at the age of 77.

The celebrated poet died at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital after a short illness.

13. Nana Turkson:

Popular entertainment analyst, Nana Turkson died on August 7 at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.

He was reportedly battling diabetes related complications.

14. Kofi Annan:

Former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, died on Auguast 18 in Switzerland after a short illness.

The 80-year-old reportedly took ill after a trip to South Africa.

15. V.C.R.A.C. Crabbe:

The former Supreme Court Judge of Ghana, Justice Vincent Cyril Richard Arthur Charles Crabbe died on September 7.

Justice Crabbe who served as the first Ghanaian to chair of the Electoral Commission had been on admission at a hospital in Accra after a short illness.

16. Danfo BA:

Kofi Annan, Ebony, Amissah-Arthur and other famous Ghanaians who died in 2018
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The Ghanaian movie producer and distributor Kwaku Boakye, popularly known as Danfo B.A, died on Sunday, October, 14, 2018.

Reports suggest he had been battling an illness for the past 12 months and was on admission at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital where he died.

He was 50 .

17. Abass Nurudeen:

Kumawood actor and makeup artist, Abass 'Blinkz' Nurudeen was stabbed to death in Kumasi on November 7.

According to the police, Abass was stabbed while trying to help his 'master's' wife during a fracas with the woman was having with his brother.

18. Kyeremanteng Agyarko:

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West in Accra Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko died on November 21.

He died in the US where he was on admission at hospital.

Born December 10, 1957, the late MP would have been 61 the next month.

19. Yusif Abubakar:

Kofi Annan, Ebony, Amissah-Arthur and other famous Ghanaians who died in 2018
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Coach of the U-23 football team of Ghana Yusif Abubakar died on November 20.

He was confirmed dead at the Kwame Nkrumah University (KNUST) hospital after battling short illness.

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