Veteran Ghanaian actor Psalm Adjeteyfio has passed away.
According to his relatives, the actor died on the morning of Friday, April 8, 2022. His son was alleged to have found him unconscious in his room. After attempts to resuscitate him failed, he was sent to the hospital for emergency care. He was, however, proclaimed dead upon arrival.
The actor’s body was then transported to a mortuary. Psalm Adjeteyfio, commonly known as T.T, died at the age of 74. The actor previously acknowledged that he had been diagnosed with a heart condition and kidney failure in earlier interviews.
A fundraiser was launched in 2018 to gather money for his heart enlargement surgery.
He launched a public appeal for 3,000 dollars in 2021 to help him pay his rent or face eviction. TT, as he is called, claims that after years of acting, he has nothing to show for it and now survives on the goodwill of others. He said that he had spent GH6,000 on hospital fees and medication, and that he had received less help from relatives and friends as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
The actor revealed that he had become a charity case and that he would be evicted soon unless aid could be found. Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Chief of Staff Frema Osei Opare, and other notables rushed to his side in response to his request.
Greater Accra Regional Minister Henry Quartey has also committed a $1,500 monthly stipend from his parliamentary salary to ensure his well-being.
Psalm Adjeteyfio, in my opinion, died because he was unable to cope with the hard conditions he was forced to live in due to a lack of funds.
Poverty, I’ve always believed, is man’s killer. And, as a result of their lack of options and mid-life crisis, our famous people succumb to the harsh realities of life and pass away with agony in their hearts.
Ghana has failed most of its creatives, who used to bring smiles to the faces of a rising population who relied on them for amusement. The great majority of these folks died with little to show for their years of toil and sweat. It’s possible they didn’t make the best living choices.
But this raises the question of what the government did to help these people when they became old, feeble, and unable to care for themselves. Neglect and illness are just two examples of the consequences of poverty.
When you have money, you can buy options, and these options provide you happiness, which in turn extends your life on this planet.
In many cases, death is inevitable, but when we fail to empower individuals, we leave them to face Psalm Adjeteyfio’s fate: a struggle with poverty that cripples their lives, renders them bedridden, and suffocates their frail existence.
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