Asempanews.com has gathered that veteran actor Mac Jordan Amartey has passed on.
According to reports, the death of the actor was confirmed by a family friend, whose name was given as Kwesi Ansah.
The veteran actor died at the age of 86.
Mr. Ansah in his account revealed that the legendary actor who has been unwell for some time now, died at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital on Thursday evening.
The late actor had been on admission until his death last night, after his family had taken him to the hospital because he struggled to eat solid food.
Mr Ansah who was taught by the renowned actor at University Primary School said the family is broken over the death of the late movie star.
“He was somebody who always wanted us to be our best. He pushed us to come out to be our best,” he said.
The family friend who described the late actor as a disciplinarian added that, even while in primary school, the late actor’s constant encouragement and guidance led his team – Section Green – to win so many competitions.
“He always insisted that we could do it…win any race at all we went into and that got us winning many times at the inter-sections competition.
“He was also a father and if you had any issues at all and you approached Mac Jordan, he speaks to you like his own…even in old age, he still was advising some of us,” he added.
His contribution to the movie industry in Ghana, Mr Ansah noted, has been immense and “we have lost a great soul,” he added.
The late Mac Jordan Amartey is best known for his role in “Idikoko” TV series. He was also known for numerous TV Theatre productions and Ghanaian films.
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