Musician Koyo Bala has lost his battle with cancer. Bala was a member of the popular gay Afro-pop group 3Sum. He passed away on Monday morning at Groote Schuur hospital in Cape Town. The 37-year-old had been diagnosed with rectal cancer two years ago. In an interview with a daily newspaper, he revealed that the cancer had spread to his bladder. He, however, remained optimistic that he would beat the disease.
“I was told I must take six months off my schedule to get better. It is going to be a difficult few months, but I know I can beat this cancer,” he said in 2015.
Bala is the second member to 3Sum to have passed away after Jeff Moyo in 2010.
Members of the entertainment industry paid tribute to Bala on Twitter: