Ghana’s veteran actor, Charles Kofi Babatunde Bucknor has been laid to rest. News of his death shook the entire nation, and the foundations of his family, wife and children.
The entertainment industry, including friends and school mates was on Tuesday, May 23, this year hit with the sad news though little is known about the cause of his sudden demise.
Popularly known for his role in Kwaw Ansah’s ‘Heritage Africa’ (1989), the late Kofi Bucknor acted in Juliet Asante’s ‘Silver Rain,’ and ‘African Timber’ (1989), Run Baby Run (2007), ‘Elmina’, which won him several international and local accolades and awards.
Mr. Bucknor was widely regarded as a distinguished performer not just for his roles in local and international films, but also for his memorable cameo appearances in a number of music videos.
Born in 1953 in Cape Coast in the Central Region to a renowned scientist, Kobina Bucknor and Mrs. Dorothy Buckner, Kofi, as he was affectionately called, began his elementary education at Jubilee School in Cape Coast, but later left for the United States.
After some years in the US, he returned home to continue his education at St. Augustine’s College, Cape Coast, for his Ordinary Level Certificate Examination where he offered Science. But at the Advanced Level Certificate Examination, he opted for Arts.
Mr Bucknor is said to have solid and many educational qualifications including, Diplomas, Bachelors, Masters and some many more.
The veteran actor, left behind a wife, Mrs. Sarah Bucknor and three children, two men and a woman.
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