Last Updated on December 8, 2023, 6:13 am
Kokoi Baldo Accident: A popular Filipino Singer and Artist and The Voice Philippines season 2 finalist, Kokoi Baldo, died in a motorcycle accident in Bacolod City on Friday, December 8, 2023.
The media referred to him as Bob Marley of the Philippines. His wife and manager, Sam, announced the tragic news on his official Facebook page and appealed to everyone to respect the family’s privacy. “He will be missed, loved, and forever in our hearts.”
Who was Kokoi Baldo?
Kokoi Baldo was a Filipino singer and reggae music artist. He was born Juan Manuel Ubaldo, on September 22, 1989, in Negros Oriental, Philippines. He rose to fame with stunning performances in The Voice Philippines Season 2. With his unparalleled musical prowess and distinctive, expressive voice, he won the hearts of millions of viewers and became the season’s finalist. He began from humble beginnings and elevated himself with his musical talents to extraordinary heights.
He was well-known for blending reggae music with authentic Philippine sounds and culture and creating a unique masterpiece that resonated with diverse audiences. His distinctive voice expressed intense emotions effortlessly, which struck a chord with his audiences. His guitar skills also amused the masses, endearing him to millions.
He was a loving husband and a caring father. His family was his whole world. He cared deeply for his loved ones. He was a family man and a loyal friend. Everyone loved him. He was known for his kindness and generosity.
What happened to Kokoi Baldo?
Kokoi Baldo passed away in a motorcycle accident on Circumferential Road, Barangay, Mandalagan, Bacolod City, Philippines, on Friday morning, December 8, 2023. According to the witnesses, he was attempting to overtake a sugarcane-carrying truck around 1:30 a.m. when he lost control, and unfortunately, his motorcycle fell.
The 10-wheeler truck accidentally ran over his bike. The truck driver, identified as Bunny Flor, is in the custody of local police. An investigation is underway to learn more about the tragic circumstances which led to the devastating event.
His wife requested everyone to take down posts containing distressing graphic content about her late husband, as it is an incredibly challenging time for the grieving family. “I humbly ask everyone to take down the posts on my husband, Kokoi Baldo’s accident scene, as it is already causing distress to our entire family.”
We offer our sincerest sympathies to the family and friends. May he rest in peace.
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