It was a long battle, and he fought bravely, only giving up the ghost when no fight was left in him. Umhlobo Wenene broadcaster and gospel singer Bulelani Koyo is dead. He died after a protracted battle with cancer.
Before his passing, he had taken time off his role at Umhlobo Wenene FM to care for his illness. Along the line, faced with financial challenges, his colleagues had had to appeal to the public to make donations for his treatment.
With his passing, he joined the league of South African presenters who had died of cancer. Just months earlier, for instance, another broadcaster, Koyo’s colleague Luzuko Koti, had died of cancer. These passages through cancer have led to speculation on what exactly could be causing the wave.
The news of Bulelani Koyo’s passing provoked a wave of mourning from his colleagues as well as from those who knew him and who were somehow impacted by his work. However, the dominant emotion was disbelief, as most didn’t expect him to pass away so soon.
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By the way, Bulelani Koyo greatly loved Whitney Houston’s music. His funeral is yet to be announced by his family. We might bring you that detail when it drops.