According to reports, veteran actor Prince Yawson aka Waakye has passed away. He reportedly passed away this morning at the 37 Military Hospital following a battle with illness. 52 years old was Mr. Yawson.
Veteran performer Bob Smith Jr. (Diaboloman), who was inconsolable, verified the awful event. The actor, better known by his stage name “Waakye,” has appeared in a number of important Ghanaian films. The actor verified rumors about his illness in October 2020 but stated that God had cured him. This came after claims that he had experienced a small stroke in the past.
Waakye was consecrated as a Reverend Minister in April 2021, and it appeared that he had recovered and discovered his calling.
Before Waakye’s Death
Pictures of him beaming with joy while donning a graduation gown went viral. After he formally retired from acting in the film industry, he attended a Bible school in Accra to prepare for his new religious job. Many Ghanaians have expressed their sorrow on social media after learning of his passing.