One of Ghana’s most favourite actors, Kofi Middleton-Mends according to reports has died.
The news was reported by KasapaFM and tributes have started pouring in on social media, though it is not clear the cause of death yet.
Middleton-Mends starred in successful local and international productions.
He was known for his role in the 1968 hit, ‘No Tears for Ananse’. One of his most recent mainstream effort was in Shirley Frimpong-Manso’s Grew Dawn, where he played the role of an ailing politician whose tax issues meant trouble for his family.
Veteran actor Kofi Middleton Mends died of kidney failure, his daughter has disclosed to Myjoyonline.com.
The veteran actor’s first child, Araba Botchwey, disclosed in an interview with Myjoyonline.com Wednesday morning that her late dad had been battling kidney disease for some time now and was on dialysis when he passed away.
He had been in and out of hospital for about two years and was rushed to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital Monday dawn where he passed away at 4pm that day.
The respected actor well-known for his catch phrase, “Sarah, my socks” and the television commercial for Key Soap had been off the television screens for some years now.
He is also known for his role in Grey Dawn (2015) and No Tears for Ananse (1968).
The late Kofi Middleton Mends was a lecturer at the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) and the University of Ghana. He stopped lecturing about two years ago.
Araba Botchwey told Myjoyonline.com that one of her fond memories of her dad was his attention to the use of words and the English language.
“Whenever he tells you bring that brown dictionary, then know that you have pronounced a word wrongly,” she recalled.
Kofi Middleton Mends turned 77 in June this year and is survived by a wife and three children. He had five children but two had passed.