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President John Dramani Mahama was among several personalities who attended the final funeral rites of late Ghanaian comedian Bishop Bob Okala in Accra Saturday.

The funeral took place at the Arts Centre and the president, who was friend to the late actor, was accompanied to the grounds by some key figures including Elizabeth Ofosu-Agyare, Minister of Culture, Tourism and Creative Arts.

The comedian, born Samuel Kwadwo Buabeng, passed away at the Koforidua Hospital on Sunday, March 13 after he collapsed on stage during a carnival at the Koforidua Jackson park.

The remains of late comedian arrived in Accra Saturday afternoon, from the Eastern Region for funeral. It was accompanied by a six-vehicle convoy including an ambulance which contained the mortal remains of the comedian.

Comedian, A1 and actor Paa George were among several others all dressed like Bob Okala accompanied the body. The convoy made a stop at the offices of The Multimedia Group in Kokomlemle in Accra before heading to the Arts Centre.

A producer known in the concert party industry as ’99’, according to reports, collapsed and died at the funeral grounds.