Popular Ghanaian veteran actor, King Aboagye Brenya has died.
According to his family, he died on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at the County Hospital at Abrepo located in Kumasi after he was rushed to the hospital for treatment.
The 82-year-old had been ill for the past six years, and as such has been ruled out of the Ghanaian movie. He left behind a wife and 9 children.
During his vibrant years, King Aboagye Brenya mixed acting with working at the Kumasi Cultural Centre. He played several characters in both Ghanaian and Nigerian movie scenes. He was the legal owner of Ohenenana Guest House at Bohyen, and also acquired the Kumasiman Preparatory School at Bohyen.
Although he was quite weak and was incapable to work during his last days, his family says he survived on the income they were generating from his guest house and the school.
After hearing the news of his passing, some actors and producers have visited his home at Bohyen to console with the family.
After visiting the family house of the late actor, the President of the Film Producers Association of Ghana, James Aboagye, in an interview described King Aboagye Brenya as a pioneer in the film industry.
“King Aboagye Brenya affectionately called Nana or King was one of the pioneers in the film industry when it comes to the Kumawood aspect. He was among those who accepted the challenge to battle their colleagues in Accra for roles, despite the latter’s wide experience in the industry. He progressed very well and starred in popular and iconic movies like Kumasi Yonkoo, Asem, Odasanii.
Nigerian film producers noticed his acting skill and invited him to Nigeria for movies through Mr. Samuel Nyamekye of Miracle Films. He fell sick about six years ago, and he did not fully recover and has been on the sick bed until late afternoon today, Wednesday, 30th September 2021.
May his soul rest in perfect peace.