Tuesday, March 8, 2016

South African gay singer, Koyo Bala, dies of anal cancer

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Koyo Bala has died of cancer Monday morning at Groote Schuur hospital in Cape Town, South Africa.

Before he died the 36-year-old gay musician confirmed that the anal cancer he was diagnosed with in 2012 has returned.

Bala was diagnosed with cancer a few months after he publicly admitted that he was HIV positive, a period in which he also lost his.....
mother to a stroke.

It was reported that Bala, best known as a member of defunct gay trio 3Sum, in 2012 underwent an operation to remove piles but however, following tests told that he didn’t have piles, but cancer. He was at the time treated with radiation and chemotherapy for six weeks, but his doctors recently referred him to physicians at the Victoria Hospital in Cape Town.

Speaking for the family longtime friend and housemate Ephraim “Ephymol” Molingoana told Sowetan Live that Bala always kept a positive outlook and remained strong throughout his illness.
 The 37-year-old Bala was a member of ‘bubblegum pop’ group 3Sum along with Jeff Moyo and Amstel Maboa.

Maboa is now the only remaining member of the group as Bala’s death follows that of Jeff Moyo who was laid to rest in 2010.

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