Hiplife artiste,Theophilus Tagoe aka Castro, has died in a ski boat accident at Ada. Sources say he drowned in the Volta Lake while on a weekend getaway with Black Stars striker, Asamoah Gyan and 3 others who checked in Peace Hotel in Ada since late Friday. All five including Castro hired 5 jet skis on Sunday for a ride.
The Black Stars Captain usually rents out a yacht to accommodate close family members and friends whenever he is in town for holidays. But, according to Ghanasoccernet.com, the said yacht was unavailable this time around, as it had been sent out for repairs.
The group, therefore, resorted to using ski boats. Castro and his girlfriend were said to have taken one of the boats out on a cruise on the Volta Lake when the accident occurred.
According to the reports, the lady, who was not wearing a life jacket, suddenly fell into the lake. Eye witness say, Castro was seen trying to rescue the girl. At this point the electronic trackers on Castro went off, signifying he was off his Jet Ski. That’s when the search started. Ameyawdebrah says all four persons have since been found, Castro’s Ski was found minus Castro. Body later seen lifeless. while graphicGh says the body of the lady has yet to be recovered.
Castro, who hails from Takoradi, was born in 1982 to Lydia Tagoe, a trader, and Mr Coffie, an accountant, at the Takoradi Harbour. He attended Anglican Primary and J.S.S in Takoradi.
Before he launched his debut album in 2003, he had featured on hip-life group 4×4 hit track, “sikletele” which officially introduced him into the local music scene.