Psalm Adjeteyfio who rose to prominence in the early 2000’s for featuring in a Series dubbed TAXI has been confirmed death after heart failure.
Ace broadcaster and sports journalist Kofi Asare Brako has confirmed the news on his Facebook page.
He sadly announced a few minutes ago thus;
Rest in peace, Psalm Adjeteyfio, a.k.a. . The veteran Ghanaian actor Psalm Adjeteyfio revealed a couple of weeks ago that he has been diagnosed with end-stage heart failure which has indirectly placed a limit to his lifespan. He passed away this morning at his Ayikuma home, the source said.
Before his death, Psalm Adjeteyfio has hit back at those ridiculing him for going public to beg for funds to alleviate his penury despite acting for close to three decades yet has nothing to show for it.
In a lengthy conversation with Graphic Showbiz recently, Psalm Adjeteyfio said while there was the impression that he was very irresponsible contrary to widespread mainstream perception which has ultimately earned him criticisms from some quarters, the opposite is what holds truism.
In response, he said;
“It’s unfortunate that people say such things. When I hear such comments it tells me that such people lack experience, they are not grown and are not mature. I have rented a three-bedroom house before and was driving an old jalopy taking my children to school before going for lectures at the University of Ghana, Legon.
I trained as a teacher, I was earning a salary and acting at the same time and making some extra money but as the saying goes, time changes. Situations will arise and I suffered some untold difficulties. I had been very sick with this disease arthritis which is very painful, right now I am receiving treatment for heart failure and I have been in this situation for the past three and a half to four years.
I have been seeing a doctor at 37 Military Hospital and if it were in the US, I would be on the waiting list for a heart transplant. I have consumed more than 6,000 tablets and capsules and I am still on medication and you know medications have their side effects.
My body itself lacks strength, I am not very strong but I thank the Almighty that I am alive. So when somebody asks what did he do with his money? I have children and I pay rent. I have family and I take care of my family as well, my son fell sick recently and I was charged GH¢9,000 but through these donations, I have been able to pay that debt.
So you don’t ask a man with children what he did with his money that means you lack maturity. When I fell very sick, our minds were off the electricity because they don’t bring us bills in this area only for them to bring us a bill of GH¢4,500 and now they say our bill proper is GH¢8,000 so if you ask me what do I do with my money, sometimes I get irritated.
And they say things like I shot Taxi Driver, I acted in movies etc, do you know what I have been through? I am a very responsible man,” he said.
Psalm Adjeteyfio was, however, very grateful for the support he had received and said he was even bewildered. “It never crossed my mind that things will turn out this way because I only prayed in my room when the landlord was demanding his rent and I didn’t know how to pay because I had nothing.
Usually, when someone wants to interview me, he calls me first and we book an appointment but with this one, I was in my room when we heard knocks at the gate so I asked my son to check who it was and he said some people were here to interview me so we let them in.
There is a saying that when you are sick and you don’t sell your sickness you may not get the cure so I told them the situation I was in, we spoke for about an hour and a half and the result is what we are seeing today.
I heard that the Vice-President had heard about my plight and wanted to see to my situation and I was very surprised. This same guy who came to interview me called again to say he will pass by so I was wondering if he didn’t get enough information the first time but apparently he had been sent by the Vice-President.