Mac Jordan Amartey to be buried on September 8

By: Gifty Owusu-Amoah
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VETERAN actor, Mac Jordan Amartey, who died in July, will be buried on Saturday, September 8, at the Gethsemane Memorial Garden, East Legon, Accra.

Mac Jordan Amartey died at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital on Thursday, July 5, after a long battle with diabetes. One of his legs had been amputated as a result of his sickness.

A statement by the family said there will be a wake for the late actor who will be laid in state at the forcecourt of the State House in Accra on Friday, September 7.

Mac Jordan Amartey was one of the pioneers in Ghana's movie industry. He was a popular figure in the television series Idikoko and the TV Theatre series.

He also starred in many Ghanaian movies including Black Star 2 (2006), Victim of Love 2 (1998) and The Returnee (1995).

His collaboration with another veteran actor, Grace Nortey in many movies is also worth mentioning because of their antics, especially when they played in-laws.

Organisers of the Ghana Film Honours expressed their grief when they learnt of Mac Jordan Amartey's death. According to them, the late actor, who was also a teacher, was set to be honoured at its gala event last month.

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In an exclusive interview with Graphic Showbiz, the CEO of Ghana Film Honours, Michael Ola, said Mac Jordan had been penciled for an honour for his sterling contribution to Ghana’s film industry and beyond.

“It is so sad we could not honour him on August 4 as planned. For his award, we were going to give him a gold coin, kente cloth and six-month subscription of DStv,” he said.

The organisers still honoured Mac Jordan with a documentary that celebrated his work over the years at the event.

 “I think it is appropriate to do a documentary of a legend like the late Mac Jordan Amartey. He paid his dues as a great actor and we will still remember him for his comedy,” he said.