The Voice Philippines Season 2 Finalist, Kokoi Baldo, passed away at 44, his family confirmed.
His family announced the sad news to his fans through Facebook and asked for privacy.
“It is with a heavy heart to inform the public, especially the fans, that Kokoi Baldo has passed away earlier this morning. We kindly ask for privacy during this hard time in respect to his family and friends. He will be missed, loved and forever in our hearts. If there will be any updates, it will be posted here. Thank you all for your understanding,” the official page of Kokoi posted.
According to the reports, Kokoi was run over by a truck while riding his motorcycle along the Circumferential Road in Barangay Mandalagan, Bacolod City.
The driver was identified as Bunny Flor, who’s currently under the custody of the authorities.
Kokoi’s motorcycle was recovered and didn’t show any signs of damage.
Kokoi joined ‘The Voice Philippines in 2014, and his audition video even went viral after he performed ‘One Day’ by Matisyahu.
His performance impressed the coaches and even reached the finals despite only specializing in singing reggae.
Unfortunately, he didn’t win the contest and was defeated by Jason Dy.