Popular Ghanaian comedian Samuel Kwadwo Buabeng aka ‘Bishop’ Bob Okala has died.
He is reported to have passed at the Koforidua Hospital Sunday dawn after he collapsed on stage during a carnival at the Koforidua Jackson park sponsored by Joy Herbal Industries.
According to reports, Bob Okala who was billed to perform at the event collapsed after performing and was rushed to the hospital but he died upon arrival.
Managing editor of Bryte FM, a Koforidua based radio station owned by Joy Herbal industries, Kwaku Solomon, confirmed the news of Okala’s death to Myjoyonline.com.
Okala shot to fame in the 90’s during the popular comedy show, Key Soap Concert Party, which was showed on GTV on Saturday evenings.
The veteran comedian who became identified with a big clock on his wrist during his performances created a niche for himself in comedy and in no time got to star in some local movies.
In what many fans have described as a sad year for Ghanaian comedy, another popular comedian Yaw Donkor, famously known as Nkomode in showbiz world passed on February 5, 2016, and will be buried in April.
The two veteran comedians were always in a tight competition to determine who was funnier during the Key Soap Concert Party days.
Political ‘Bishop’ Bob Okala did not hide his support for the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC). He was active on several campaign platforms to garner votes for the party.
He was part of the Kumawood actors who reenacted the Gold Coast police performance during the 59th Independence Day parade at the Black Star Square on March 6.
Okala was 59.
May the Lord take him into His bosom.