Industry tributes have been coming in for Actor, Kofi Middleton-Mends, who died on Tuesday, aged 77, at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra after battling kidney disease.
His daughter, Araba Botchwey, confirmed his death to the media on Wednesday. He is survived by a wife and three children.
He was a mainstay on television, stage and film production with his most recent film role coming in Shirley Frimpong-Manso’s ‘Grey Dawn’.
He was also well known for the ‘Key Soap medo fo pa’ TV commercial which was very popular in the 90’s.
Until his demise, Kofi Middleton-Mends was also a lecturer at the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) and the University of Ghana.
Ghanaian arts and culture icons like Deputy Tourism Minister; Dzifa Gomashie, Leila Djansi and Shirley Frimpong-Manso have paid tribute to the late
Akumaa Mama Zimbi, know for acting with her stage work on ‘Cantata’, took to twitter to pay tribute.
Oh Gosh, another mighty tree has fallen. Veteran Ghanaian actor Kofi Mends has died. May he rest in perfect peace. pic.twitter.com/mV3VNpG1ul
— Akumaa Mama Zimbi (@Akumaa) August 17, 2016
Comedian turned musician, David Oscar, also paid his respects to the late actor with the iconic quote, “What is on man’s mind?”.