Marília Mendonça, Brazilian singer and Latin Grammy winner, lifeless at 26 in aircraft crash

Marília Mendonça, Brazilian singer and Latin Grammy winner, dead at 26 in plane crash

2021-11-06 05:35:30

Marília Mendonça, a well-liked and profitable Brazilian singer, has died on the age of 26 in a aircraft crash north of Rio de Janeiro.

4 others died within the crash.

The star’s dying was confirmed by a press release from her press workplace that stated the aircraft crashed between Mendonça’s hometown of Goiania and Caratinga, a small metropolis in Minas Gerais state positioned north of Rio de Janeiro.

The singer was on her method to a live performance on Friday when the aircraft crashed.

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Singer Marília Mendonça performs in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. One among Brazil’s hottest singers and a Latin Grammy winner, Mendonca died on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, in an airplane crash on her method to a live performance. Mendonça was 26 and carried out nation music in Brazil known as sertanejo.
(Will Dias/Futura Press by way of AP)

Minas Gerais state’s civil police additionally confirmed Mendonça’s dying with out offering particulars about the reason for the accident, which occurred shortly earlier than arrival.

“With immense remorse, we affirm the dying of the singer Marília Mendonça, her producer Henrique, her uncle and advisor Abicieli Silvera Dias Filho, the pilot and co-pilot of the aircraft, whose names we are going to protect right now,” in keeping with assertion shared on Instagram, per Google Translate.

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The assertion stated there’s little recognized past the aircraft’s takeoff location and vacation spot.

Images and movies present the aircraft wreckage beneath a waterfall.

Earlier than her dying, Mendonça took to social media to share a video that featured her having fun with a meal aboard an airplane.

“That is the truth my folks! hahahah,” she captioned the submit in Portuguese, per Google translate. She then requested for suggestions of meals to attempt whereas within the state.

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The rising star carried out nation music, in Brazil known as sertanejo. She was recognized for tackling feminist points in her songs, corresponding to denouncing males who management their companions and calling for feminine empowerment.

Followers, politicians, athletes and extra expressed their grief on-line after the information broke.

“I refuse to imagine, I simply refuse,” Brazil soccer star Neymar, who’s a pal of Mendonça’s, stated on Twitter after the information broke. Brazil’s authorities additionally provided its condolences.

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Her album “Em Todos os Cantos”  received her the 2019 Latin Grammy for greatest sertanejo album. She was nominated for a similar award this yr for her album “Patroas”.

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Mendonça leaves behind a son, who will flip 2 subsequent month.

The Related Press contributed to this report


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