Veteran Ghanaian actor, Nii Odoi Mensah, has died in China where he reportedly underwent a kidney transplant.
Starfm Online, reports that the transplant was said to have been made possible through the foundation of popular actress, Juliet Ibrahim.
Speaking to KMJ on Hitz FM’s Daybreak Hitz, Ghanaian film producer, Socrate Safo said Nii Odoi, who is former President of Ghana Actors Guild, was living on dialysis in Ghana but went to China upon hearing of a hospital which could treat him.
“I spoke to Nii almost every day except yesterday because I had lots of meetings… Before he went to China, he told me he had heard of a hospital there which could treat him and they needed about $10,000. We all did our part by contributing but when he got there, he realised he would need more than the said amount because he needed more treatment. I remember he called to request for about $26,000. We solicited for support and all that.
“Three days ago, we had a conversation and I told him I will update him on certain things I had to do for him. I couldn’t call. I woke up today, checked ASOG board platform and Abeiku Sagoe had posted there that he had passed on. I called Nii, he didn’t answer so I sent him a message hoping he responds. And I pray he responds”