3Sum's Amstel opens up about Koyo Bala's death

2016-03-09 13:00


Amstel and Koyo Bala (Instagram)

Johannesburg- Koyo Bala's unexpected death on Monday morning after a long battle with cancer has left a gaping hole in the lives of many people. 

Koyo, who was also openly HIV positive, was first diagnosed with anal cancer in 2012. 

The entire entertainment industry has been reeling in shock from the musician's death, whose fighting spirit and zest for life will be remembered by his friends. (Read more on that here

One of Koyo's closest friends and the only remaining 3Sum band member, Amstel, has spoken out about the impact Koyo had on his life. 

Speaking to Daily Sun Amstel described Koyo as a pillar of strength. 

"Koyo was a true soldier. He was my pillar of strength and I'm grateful I could spend time with him during the past few weeks," Amstel told the paper. 

Amstel, along with various other celebrities, got the chance to spend some quality time with Koyo at the recent Metro FM Awards. 

Shortly after news of Koyo's death emerged, Amstel shared this sweet tribute to his bestie: 

Here's a video Lerato Kganyago took of Amstel and Koyo breaking it down:

When your best friends land @Koyob @AmstelDiva ??

— leratokganyago (@leratokganyago) February 26, 2016

Amstel's last moments with Koyo:

Touchdown dbn #mma15 #legendsdontstop

A photo posted by Koyo Bala (@koyo_bala) on

#mma15 #legendsdontstop

A photo posted by Koyo Bala (@koyo_bala) on

As we were leaving dbn and @amsteldiva @iko_mash

A photo posted by Koyo Bala (@koyo_bala) on

Funeral arrangements for Koyo have not been finalised yet.

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