Brazilian singer Marilia Mendoça A plane accident killed him.

According to a statement from Mendoça’s team written in Portuguese and shared to social media, her plane was on its way to Caratinga, Minas Gerais, where she was scheduled to perform, when it crashed. Together with her producer, the artist was killed. Henrique Ribeiro, her uncle Abicieli Silveira Dias Filho and the pilot and co-pilot of the aircraft, who were identified by name in the statement.

BBC reported that Brazilian authorities launched an investigation into the accident in Caratinga Minas Gerais.

Hours before the crash, Mendonça shared a video from the plane in which she talked about the region’s foods. Her friends, including Rodolffo Matthaus And Deive LeonardoSince then, they have expressed their condolences on behalf of her family.

Brazilian soccer player Neymar Jr. seemingly addressed her death, writing on Twitter“I refuse believe in God, but I don’t want to.”

Neymar’s grief was shared by pop stars Anitta, who worked with Mendoça on the song “Some Que Ele Vem Atrás” in 2019.