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Gay South African Musician,Koyo Bala Dies of Anal Cancer

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GAY SAA popular gay South African artiste has passed on after battling with anal cancer since 2012.

Koyo Bala,who was a member of the 3Sum group passed away on Monday evening  at Groote Schuur hospital in Cape Town.

The 37-year-old artiste,was a member of of the 3sum group with his unexpected death leaving a single surviving member,one Amstel Maboa after Jeff Moyo also passed on in the year 2010.

Before his death,Kolo had opened up to a South African publication regarding his condition and brave battle he had staged against it.

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“I was referred to Cape Town to do the operation by doctors in Johannesburg. The doctors told me they were surprised [I had the cancer] because it is something that is more prevalent in women,” he was once quoted stating.

The jovial Bala is said to have been 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.

“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. “We are devastated and in state of disbelief,” he said. The flamboyant 37-year-old was a member of ‘bubblegum pop’ group 3Sum along with Jeff Moyo and Amstel Maboa. Bala had hinted at a comeback to the music scene when he posted a picture in studio captioned “Let’s go back to the beat,” reported ghanavibes.com

His death has received mixed reactions, a good number blaming his gay lifestyle for his death.