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Sad News: Comedian, Bob Okala dies after collapsing on stage

It appears comedian ‘Bishop’ Bob Okala’s participation in the 59th Independence Day celebrations would be the last fun memory Ghanaians would have of him. According to reports, the popular funnyman known in real life as Samuel Kwadwo Buabeng passed away at the Koforidua Hospital on the dawn of Sunday  after he collapsed on stage during a carnival at […]

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Bob Okala at Ghana’s 59th Independence Day parade (Photo by Emmanuel Bobbie)

It appears comedian ‘Bishop’ Bob Okala’s participation in the 59th Independence Day celebrations would be the last fun memory Ghanaians would have of him. According to reports, the popular funnyman known in real life as Samuel Kwadwo Buabeng passed away at the Koforidua Hospital on the dawn of Sunday  after he collapsed on stage during a carnival at the Koforidua Jackson park sponsored by Joy Herbal Industries.

Bob Okala is said ti have collapsed after performing and was rushed to the hospital but he died upon arrival. Managing editor of Bryte FM, a Koforidua based radio station owned by Joy Herbal industries, Kwaku Solomon, confirmed the news of Okala’s death to Myjoyonline.com.

Okala shot to fame in the 90’s during the popular comedy show, Key Soap Concert Party, which was showed on GTV on Saturday evenings.  The veteran comedian who became identified with a big clock on his wrist during his performances created a niche for himself in comedy and in no time got to star in some local movies.

 

He was part of the actors who reenacted the Gold Coast police performance during the 59th Independence Day parade at the Black Star Square on March 6. Okala was 59.

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