Koyo Bala loses battle with cancer
Koyo Bala (Instagram)
Johannesburg- The Juice can on Monday confirm that 3Sum member Koyo Bala (37) has passed away after a long battle with cancer.
Speaking to The Juice, Koyo's sister who was overcome with emotion, confirmed the news of his death. "Yes, he died this morning. A lot of his family don't know about it yet."
Exact details surrounding the cause of his death remains sketchy at this stage, however according to Sowetan he was pronounced dead at a Cape Town hospital this morning.
Koyo, who was diagnosed with anal cancer in 2013 has been vocal about being determined to overcome the disease.
Last week an outpour of prayers for Koyo dominated social media as the singer opened up about going through hours of gruelling chemotherapy. Posting pictures and video footage of himself having chemo, Koyo said "I'm going to beat this. I'm going to beat this cancer thing."
His fighting spirit came into the spotlight once again after he was spotted at this year's Metro FM Awards. Koyo was seen enjoying time with numerous other celebrities and was applauded for putting on a brave face.
May he rest in peace.