One of three public viewings of the remains of popular reggae singer Kokoi Baldo who died in an accident in Bacolod City, was held on Sunday, Dec. 10.
The first viewing was held at the multi-purpose hall of Country Homes at Barangay Estefania, Bacolod City Sunday afternoon.
The second and third viewings will be announced later, a statement on his Facebook page said.
“We kindly ask for everyone to show respect during the viewings. As much as possible, no picture takings, no flashes. We want you all to remember him as who he is and his legacy,” it said.
“We would like to thank each and every individual who had reached out to the family to pay their condolences and respect to Kokoi. During this time, we have received hundreds of messages, telling us about how they loved Kokoi, how he touched their lives and how he left a huge impact and legacy to millions of Filipinos around the world, especially here in the Philippines,” a statement from his family said.
“It is very heartbreaking to lose someone we love. It is painful especially when Kokoi is and was a loving and caring friend, son, father and husband. Let us continue to spread the love and respect that Kokoi would always say during his events,” it added.
Baldo died after he fell off his motorcycle and was crushed by the rear tires of a 10-wheeler truck loaded with sugarcane at the Circumferential Road in Purok Tultugan, Barangay Mandalagan, Bacolod City, at 1:30 a.m. Friday, December 8.*