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General News of Monday, 1 August 2016

Source: livefmghana.com

Veteran actor George Williams is dead

George Williams

Veteran actor, George Williams is dead.

He died Monday morning at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, after complaining of illness at home, and was rushed to the hospital.

He was 87 years old.

He is popular for his role in TV Series, Ultimate Paradise.

Biography

George Williams was born on January 8, 1929 in Sekondi to Francis Awoonor Williams, whose ancestors are from Sierra Leone and his late mom, Nora Rosemond Awoonor Williams.

He started his secondary education at the Aggrey Memorial School in the Central Region, then to the Achimota Secondary School before ending up at Adisadel College in 1941.

After leaving Adisadel College in 1945, he became a Lab Assistant at the Physics Lab in Achimota for almost two years.

In 1947, he left for England where he enrolled at the Balham & Tooting College of Commerce.

He then went to the Buddy Bradley’s School of Stage Dancing at the west end of London, one of the famous schools at the time, to learn how to dance but surprisingly, ended up acting rather.

He spent most of his working time as a broadcaster, changing roles between the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), then as the head of presentation for the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Service (SLBS) and also having a stint with the Nigeria Broadcasting Corporation.

He also did some freelance jobs for Liberian Broadcasting Corporation.