A day after the 26-year-old Brazilian singer was killed in a plane crash, large crowds gathered Saturday in Marilia Mentonka’s hometown.
The singer died in a small taxi crash in the southeastern state of Mina Gerais, close to folk music and the star of the so-called “sertanejo” genre in Brazil.
On Saturday, the body of the late woman was moved to her hometown of Goiánia, the capital of the state of Goiás (central Brazil), where her fans flocked in large numbers to attend a big farewell evening for her in one of the city. Grounds.
Fans of the singer lined up just hours before her funeral to enter the stadium, which could hold about 15,000 spectators.
Goyal Governor Ronaldo Cayado expected the total to reach 100,000.
Many Brazilian celebrities have expressed their grief over the death of the singer, who began her career in 2014, and was one of the first women to succeed in “Certanejo” music traditionally dominated by male singers.
“I refuse to believe it, I refuse,” Brazilian football star Neymar wrote on Twitter. Composer Catano Veloso also wrote, “I cry, I think I can not believe it.”
Brazilian President Jair Bolsanaro praised the singer, describing her as “one of the most important artists of her generation”.
Prior to the incident, the singer posted a video on social media showing her boarding a plane and eating inside, announcing “weekend parties”.
The singer’s producer, her uncle and two pilots were killed in the crash.
Authorities said the crash was caused by a collision with a power pole near Karadinga Airport, but it is not known if the collision led to the crash or if it had already begun to fall.
The plane crashed near a waterfall near the city where Marilia Mentonka was to feast.
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