Reggae singer Kokoi Baldo, whose real name is Juan Manuel Ubaldo, tragically lost his life in a vehicular accident in Bacolod City early Friday morning.
The 44-year-old artist was attempting to overtake a vehicle along the Circumferential Road in Barangay Mandalagan at 1:30 a.m. when he lost control of his motorcycle. The incident resulted in a collision with a 10-wheeler truck transporting sugarcane, leading to his untimely death.
Tragically, due to the impact of the accident, Kokoi Baldo’s head was reportedly severed from his body. The truck driver involved in the incident has been detained.
In a Facebook post, Kokoi’s manager and wife, Sam, shared the sad news that happened this Friday morning.
“He will be missed, loved and forever in our hearts,” he said in the post.
Sam requested “privacy during this hard time in respect to his family and friends,” and said he would just give an update on Kokoi’s Facebook page.
“Thank you for understanding.”
As of the current posting time, no additional details are available regarding the accident. The circumstances surrounding the incident remain limited, and further information may be provided as the investigation progresses.
He gained widespread recognition and became a household name after participating in the second season of the Philippine version of “The Voice” in 2014. Kokoi Baldo, known for his unique reggae style, earned praise for his soulful performances and endearing personality on the show.
His career continued to flourish after “The Voice,” and he became well-loved for his reggae renditions of various songs.
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