After a three-year battle with anal cancer‚ musician Koyo Bala died around 9am on Monday at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town “surrounded by his three sisters”.

The 36-year-old singer who was admittedly HIV+, was part of pop gay trio 3Sum – a pop band comprised of Bala‚ Amstel Maboa and the deceased Jeff Moyo – who had a hit with ‘Butterfly’. They were known in the entertainment industry as activists for gay rights.

May his soul Rest In Peace