South African gay singer, Koyo Bala aged 36, died yesterday March 7, 2016 after two years battle with anal cancer.
According to reports, Bala returned to Cape Town from Johannesburg on Sunday March 6th and complained of having serious pains. He was taken to the Groote Schuur hospital that same day but died the following morning.
He was tested HIV-positive in 2011 and in 2014, he was diagnosed with anal cancer.
His last tweet about his illness was in February reads:
“I pray 2 God everyday 2 help me pass this cancer #itshard #pains #wontgiveup #canwinthisbattle #cantsleepofpains”. May his soul rest in peace, Amen.”