4 Veteran Actors who sadly Became Poor in old age; 2 died Begging for help

4 Veteran Actors who sadly Became Poor in old age; 2 died Begging for help

  • Sadly, some Ghanaian veteran actors become poor in their old age and are reduced to begging for survival
  • Some of them, unfortunately, die while still begging, and this has been the case of actor Psalm Adjeteyfio
  • TT, as Psalm Adjeteyfio is popularly known, died on April 8, 2022 from heart failure, and Ghanaians have mourned him

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The Ghana entertainment industry has been touted as one that is unfair to its veterans in their old age.

At a time that they are expected to live comfortably, it happens that they rather are helpless with nothing for themselves.

Many of the actors who were very vibrant in the past have often wallowed in poverty when they grow old.

They are either reduced to begging to survive or they die begging after suffering all kinds of ailments associated with old age.

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4 Veteran Actors who Became Poor in old age and died Begging for help
A collage of TT, and Emmanuel Armah before and after. Photo credit: buzzgh.com/Instagram
Source: Instagram

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YEN.com.gh brings you five of these veterans whose stories have been heart wrenching.

1. TT: Born Psalm Adjeteyfio, TT, has died on Friday, April 8, 2022. He became so popular with the Taxi Driver television series in the early 2000s, but became a poor man in his old age. TT was reduced to a beggar and was often in the news begging for support to pay for either food or rent. The veteran actor, while alive, attributed his poverty to him neglecting his children and chasing after another woman whom he later called a "demon".

2. William Addo: The veteran actor who was popular called Akpatse, has also become a poor man in his old age. He is currently blind in both eyes and has constantly called for help. The actor was in the news recently when he boldly made an appeal to President Akufo-Addo to come to his aid.

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4 Veteran Actors who Became Poor in old age and died Begging for help
Veteran actor William Addo. Photo credit: @ameyawdebrah211/Instagram
Source: Twitter

3. Emmanuel Armah: The veteran actor is also struggling for his life now that he is old. Armah is currently battling a stroke and had earlier called for help.

4 Veteran Actors who Became Poor in old age and died Begging for help
Before and after photos of Emmanuel Armah with some of his colleagues. Photo credit: @kalsoume/Instagram
Source: Original

4. Kohwe: Kohwe died sadly in the month of September after living in abject poverty. He battled a stroke for some time after which he finally gave up. Kohwe, before his death, was said to be receiving some financial support, as well as provisions from former president John Mahama.

4 Veteran Actors who Became Poor in old age and died Begging for help
A collage o Kohwe. Photo credit: @celebritiesgishgh/Instagram
Source: Facebook

Two sad confessions TT made before his death

Before his death,, TT made two major confessions about his life, and to him, these two confessions are what turned his life upside down.

He advised men never to repeat those mistakes because it will not end well with them if they do.

We also published the five key things that TT suffered before his sad death.

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Ameyaw Debrah bemoans condition of veterans

Meanwhile, the most-respected Ghanaian blogger, Ameyaw Debrah, has bemoaned the conditions of the actors.

He said it is sad to see the very people viewed as idols ending up this way in their old age.

Ameyaw noted, however, that this canker is not just in Ghana alone but even in advanced countries like the United States.

He called on the government and other institutions involved to put up a structure in curbing this.

Kumawood actor Lil Win wants government to pay Veterans

Popular Kumawood actor, Kwadwo Nkansah Lil Win, has also added his voice to the trend.

The actor believes that the government must take responsibility for the welfare of the veterans when they are old and cannot fend for themselves any longer.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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