At 26, singer Marilia Mendonça, friend of Neymar, dies in a plane crash, Brazil in turmoil

the essential Just before the accident, she had posted on social networks a video of her boarding and having a meal inside the plane, announcing “a weekend of shows”.

Brazil was in turmoil on Friday after the death in a plane crash of Marilia Mendonça, one of the country’s most beloved singers. Star of “sertanejo”, a musical genre close to “country” and very popular in Brazil, the singer of 22 died in the crash of a small plane-taxi in the state of Minas Gerais (south-east).


The singer’s producer, her uncle and the two pilots of the plane were also killed, said Marilia Mendonça’s agent. According to the police, the probable cause of the accident is a collision with an antenna.

Footballer Neymar very affected


Many Brazilian personalities reacted with emotion to the death of the singer, who had started her career in 2014 and was one of the first women to establish themselves in the “sertanejo”, a genre traditionally dominated by men.

” I refuse to believe it, I refuse, “tweeted footballer Neymar. “I’m crying. I think I can’t even believe it,” musician Caetano Veloso wrote.

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– Neymar Jr (@neymarjr) November 5, 2021


President Jair Bolsonaro praised “one of the greatest artists of her generation”.


Immensely popular in Brazil, Marilia Mendonça had 39 millions of subscribers on Instagram and millions on his YouTube channel.

Just before the accident, she had posted on social networks a video of her boarding and having a meal inside the plane, announcing “a weekend of shows”.

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