The artist was well known for the humorous songs ‘Telephone’ and ‘Bebe Negão’.

The humorist and composer Renato Fechine died on Monday (8), in Lauro de Freitas, at 53 years old. According to information from Blog do Marrom, Fechine was diabetic and was experiencing other health problems, including deep depression. 

Close friends of the artist reported that the cause of death was cardiac arrest. Renato was at his brother’s house, in Lauro de Freitas, when he died.

Paraiba from Campina Grande and living in Salvador since 1981, Fechine started his career at age 12 playing the guitar. He composed ten songs for the group É o Tchan, which broke out in the country in the 90s and sold 15 million records. Among them, the Cordinha Dance, Tchan’s New Blonde, Lamba Tchan, Rasta Chinelo, and Tempero do Amor.

“In addition to the artist and comedian, the human Renato Fechine will be sorely missed. People who always saw him as this irreverent guy, who did everything for his friends, called to know if everything was okay, transmitting joy, he received a blow like one hour to the next. Even more in a sad moment like this one of a pandemic “, remembers Walmar Paim, drummer of Chiclete com Banana and friend of the humorist.

Renato Fechine’s solidarity, companionship, and irreverence are also extolled by other friends of the artist, such as composer Dito Carvalho.

“He was a wonderful person. It is not because he died that I am saying that, but he was a great human being, very funny and companion. But when the time comes, there is no escape. We are all here very sad”, remember.

 

Amelia Warner– After graduating from NYU with a master's degree in history, She was also a columnist for many local newspapers. Amelia Warner mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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