Brazilian Pop Singer Marília Mendonca and 4 Others Die in Plane Crash

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Brazilian Pop singer and Latin Grammy winner Marília Mendonca was killed Friday, November 5, in a small plane crash on the way to her concert, according to The New York Times.

Minas Gerais was the site of the tragedy. The plane was heading from Goiania towards Caratinga.

Henrique Ribeiro was her producer. Abicieli Simeira Dias Filho, her uncle, and assistant, died with her co-pilot and pilot on the plane.

“The whole country receives in shock the news of the passing of the young country singer Marília Mendonça,” Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, wrote on Twitter.

“One of the greatest artists of her generation, who with her unique voice, charisma and music won the affection and admiration of all of us.”

Mendonca is often called “Mendoca” “the Queen of Suffering,”According to The New York Times she is best known for her soulful, angst filled ballads.

She is well-known for her singing sertanejo in Brazil, which is a form of Brazilian country music very popular in the region. In 2019, she was awarded the Latin Grammy for best Sertanejo Album. “Em Todos Os Cantos.”

We don’t know the cause of the plane crash. Marília Mendonca was 26 years old.