Singer Marília Mendonça dies in plane crash at 26 years of age

Marília Mendonça died after a plane crash.

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Marília Mendonça, one of the most recognized singers and composers on the Brazilian music scene, died this Friday in a plane crash when the plane crashed in which he was traveling for a concert in the state of Minas Gerais (southeast).

The Minas Gerais Fire Department reported in a note that The popular 26-year-old singer died after the impact of the twin-engine plane in which she was transported with four other people, who also died.

The Beech Aircraft model, in which the five occupants were traveling, crashed into a mountainous region of Caratinga, in the interior of the state of Minas Gerais, where Mendonça was going to offer a concert tonight.

According to images released on social networks, the plane, which had the papers to fly up to date -according to the Brazilian authorities- crashed near a waterfall, in an area difficult to access for rescue teams.

The artist’s press office informed local media that in Mendonça, an uncle of his, and an advisor, as well as the pilot and copilot of the aircraft were traveling the flight.

“The Minas Gerais Military Fire Brigade confirms that the (accident) aircraft was carrying the singer Marília Mendonça and that she is among the fatal victims,” ​​the institution said in a statement.

The artist’s advice later confirmed the deaths of the other four occupants.

Mendonça had become in recent years a musical reference in Brazil, especially sertaneja music, one of the most popular styles of the South American giant.

Born in the municipality of Cristianópolis, in the state of Goiás (center), she began composing when she was just 12 years old.

His career began to emerge in 2015 and in 2019 he won a Latin Grammy in the category of Best Sertaneja Music Album for his work “Todos os Cantos”.