One of Brazils best-known singers was killed in a plane crash. Marília Mendonça (26) was on his way to a concert in the city of Caratinga when the aircraft got into trouble. About twelve kilometers before the destination, the plane crashed into a wooded area.
Four others also died: her uncle, her producer and two crew members. What caused the device to get into trouble is not known.
Rescue workers at the aircraft wreck:
Initially, Mendonças management announced that she had survived the crash. Later, that turned out to be wrong. Hours before the accident, she posted another video on Instagram showing the device.
Worldwide, fans are reacting sadly to the singers death. Brazilian footballer Neymar announced on Twitter that he was shocked by the news. “I refuse to believe it, I refuse it”.
Mendonça was still the most listened artist in Brazil on Spotify in 2020. Last year, she had to give a number of concerts online because she was unable to perform due to the corona pandemic. Her live shows broke the record of the most watched live stream on YouTube.
She won several awards with her romantic songs, including a Grammy in 2019, leaving a two-year-old son behind.