South African singer, Koyo Bala, a 36 year old HIV positive lost his two year battle with anal cancer yesterday March 7th. Bala was an activists for gay rights.
In 2011‚ Bala disclosed that he was HIV-positive. 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”.