Koyo Bala will be sorely missed by his many close friends in the industry. Its no secret that Lerato and Koyo have been close friends for many years. Koyo affectionately called Lerato his "Lala" and the two where practically inseparable. The last time they were spotted together was coming back from the Metro fm awards last weekend. They did not let the hectic schedules of the industry come between their friendship by regularly meeting up for lunch dates and attending events together.
Lerato always went out of her way to visit and show Koyo support especially when he was not feeling well. Koyo always made an effort to support Lerato's rise within the industry. Koyo Bala died this morning at Groote Schuur hospital in Cape Town following a long battle with cancer.