Ghanaian actor and former president of the Ghana Actors Guild died of Kidney failure, his sister told Joy FM. The veteran actor died yesterday in China where he was undergoing a kidney transplant. The family was informed of his death last night at about 11pm. Nii Odoi Mensah announced in January 2015, he was suffering from a chronic kidney failure. He revealed he had to cough up $300 each week to stay live on dialysis.
He travelled to China for treatment at least two weeks ago but was unable raise the required $25,000 for the surgery. In an interview in 2015, the actor called for financial assistance to support his ailing health. Actor Juliet Ibrahim donated some money and asked her colleagues to support him.
Nii Odoi Mensah had been spending about $300 weekly to stay alive, after doctors declared both of his kidneys incapable of performing their key functions effectively.
May his soul rest in perfect peace!