Akan Drama series star commits suicide

Kuntu Blankson of the popular Akan drama television series has committed suicide.

The veteran actor who played a vital role in the series which was aired on GTV (Ghana Television) the 1990s Kuntu was found dead in his kitchen early Thursday, July 12.

Sources told Kasapa FM that he sneaked out of the bedroom and crept to the kitchen to hang himself, leaving behind his wife and children in grief.

The incident occurred at the Moree Junction, a suburb of Cape Coast in the Central Region.

Preliminary reports indicate that he had earlier attempted suicide but failed. He was on a contract at the Laboratory of the University of Cape Coast.

Personnel from the Criminal Investigation Department of the police service have since arrived at the scene to carry out further investigation and convey the body to the morgue for autopsy.

The 60-year-old actor was part of the Adehye Drama Group along with Joe, Adadzewaa, Abeiku, amongst others.

He was one of the favourite characters of many because he was a hilarious actor.


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