Veteran actor Ekow Blankson has passed on.

The astute actor died at a hospital in Tema Monday surrounded by his wife and children.

The popular actor played different roles in many movies and television advertisements.

The 50-year-old actor held a Masters’s Degree in Fine Arts and a Diploma in Theatre Arts (Drama) from the University of Ghana, Legon.

Mr Blankson also graduated from the Heineken Global Commerce University, Amsterdam, with a marketing certificate.

He worked in reputable media companies including TV Africa, Media General Limited and The Multimedia Group.

Until his death, Mr Blankson was the Commercial Manager at GhanaWeb.