South African musician, Koyo Bala has passed away at the Groote Schuur hospital in Cape Town after battling with anal cancer for 4 years.
The 36-year-old gay musician and socialite was also an HIV positive patient.
During one of his interviews, Bala, best known as a member of defunct gay trio 3Sum revealed that “I went for chemotherapy for six weeks and a radiation programme two years ago, but the cancer came back severely.”
As his situation got worse, he was transferred to Victoria Hospital where he was diagnosed with anal cancer.
A close friend of the late musician reminisced after his demise that, “Bala always kept a positive outlook and remained strong throughout his illness. “We are devastated and in state of disbelief”.