Several showbiz personalities in Ghana have expressed shock and sympathy after news broke on Sunday afternoon that hip-life artiste Castro had drowned in the Volta Lake at Ada Foah after a failed attempt at rescuing a drowning female friend.
Castro, 32, was reported to have been cruising on a jet ski on the river when the unfortunate incident happened near the Ada Estuary, and as at Monday afternoon, reports said his body was yet to be found though fisher folks and Marine Unit of the Ghana Police Service had launched a search operation.
NEWS-ONE surfed social network Twitter to check what some of the country’s celebs tweeted about the tragedy.
Bull Dog (@BULLHAUS)
Artiste Manager and Chief Executive of Bullhaus Entertainment Bull Dog on Sunday tweeted: “Sad day in the Entertainment Industry… RIP bro.”
Jay Foley (@jayfoley2131)
Radio presenter and TV personality Jay Foley also tweeted: “That feeling beyond PAIN.. Ghana has been brought to its knees. RIP #castro.”
Rapper D-Black on Sunday said: “Rest In Peace my brother Castro. Ur legacy will forever live on..”
Lydia Forson (@lydiaforson )
Popular actress Lydia Forson tweeted: “Just put on my phone to see several messages about Castro… Please say it’s not true.”
Reggie Rockstone (@ReggieRockstone)
Veteran rapper Reggie Rockstone on Sunday said: “My fones [phones] blowing up bout [about] Castro and I pray this is not true pple! Called him but no pick! (he returns calls late so I wait) all pray NOW.”
Wanlov the Kubolor (@wanlov)
Wanlov the Kubolor tweeted: “oh Castro!!! oh!!!”
Bisa kdei (@bisa_kdei)
Contemporary High-life musician Bisa kdei, who was shocked at the news, said: “naaa i don’t want to believe this..this is not true..Castro???
Ghanaian female rapper and singer Tiffany, who appeared to be in denial, posted: “#never never he’s deffo gon swim back I swear. Under can swim I know u can… please swim bk. this ain’t true. My heart God….”
Rapper and song writer Trigmatic also tweeted on Sunday that “This shouldn’t be true. God pls! #castrostillalive”
Chase Forever (@chaseforever )
R&B sensation Chase Forever also tweeted: “Omg omg I hope is not true Castro!!!”