3 Ghanaian celebrities we lost to organ failure

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Every day, individuals face the grim reality of end-stage organ failure, often necessitating organ transplants for survival.

Tragically, this includes some once-prominent showbiz personalities, both young and old, who have succumbed to chronic illnesses requiring kidney or heart transplants. Lifestyle choices and heredity are cited as major factors contributing to these diseases, highlighting the importance of reducing one's risk through healthy living, diet, and exercise.

Find below the 3 Ghanaian celebrities.

Psalm Adjeteyfio

Psalm Adjeteyfio, affectionately known as 'TT' from his iconic role in "Taxi Driver," passed away in April 2022 due to heart failure. The veteran actor had been battling end-stage heart failure leading up to his demise.

OJ Blaq

Andy Nii Akrashie, better known as OJ Blaq, passed away in August 2023 at the age of 40. He had been candid about his struggle with kidney disease since 2016, undergoing dialysis treatments and other measures to combat the condition. Despite occasional periods of seeming health and activity, OJ's battle with kidney disease remained ongoing, and tragically, he passed away while awaiting a transplant, as reported.

Nii Odoi Mensah

Nii Odoi Mensah, the Ghanaian actor and former President of the Ghana Actors Guild, passed away in 2016 due to kidney failure. Before his demise, he had publicly disclosed his battle with chronic kidney failure in 2015.


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