4 others died within the crash.
The star’s demise was confirmed by an announcement from her press workplace that mentioned the aircraft crashed between Mendonça’s hometown of Goiania and Caratinga, a small metropolis in Minas Gerais state positioned north of Rio de Janeiro.
The singer was on her strategy to a live performance on Friday when the aircraft crashed.
Minas Gerais state’s civil police additionally confirmed Mendonça’s demise with out offering particulars about the reason for the accident, which occurred shortly earlier than arrival.
“With immense remorse, we verify the demise of the singer Marília Mendonça, her producer Henrique, her uncle and advisor Abicieli Silvera Dias Filho, the pilot and co-pilot of the aircraft, whose names we’ll protect presently,” in response to assertion shared on Instagram, per Google Translate.
The statement mentioned there may be little identified past the aircraft’s takeoff location and vacation spot.
Pictures and movies present the aircraft wreckage under a waterfall.
Earlier than her demise, Mendonça took to social media to share a video that featured her having fun with a meal aboard an airplane.
“That is the truth my individuals! hahahah,” she captioned the post in Portuguese, per Google translate. She then requested for suggestions of meals to attempt whereas within the state.
The rising star carried out country music, in Brazil known as sertanejo. She was identified for tackling feminist points in her songs, comparable to denouncing males who management their companions and calling for feminine empowerment.
Followers, politicians, athletes and extra expressed their grief on-line after the information broke.
“I refuse to consider, I simply refuse,” Brazil soccer star Neymar, who’s a buddy of Mendonça’s, mentioned on Twitter after the information broke. Brazil’s authorities additionally supplied its condolences.
Her album “Em Todos os Cantos” gained her the 2019 Latin Grammy for finest sertanejo album. She was nominated for a similar award this yr for her album “Patroas”.
Mendonça leaves behind a son, who will flip 2 subsequent month.
The Related Press contributed to this report