Rafael Kent, scene director who worked with Emicida, Marcelo D2, and Ludmilla dies
The Cave studio announced this Saturday (23) the death of audiovisual director Rafael Kent, who has worked with great names in Brazilian music. The cause of death has not yet been reported. Kent was 42 years old.”It is with great sadness that we communicate the death of Rafael Kent, partner and stage director at CAVE. We appreciate everyone’s love and prayers.
we will share more information with all of you”, says the announcement published on the brand’s social networks.
Among the director’s works is the video for “Passarinhos”, music by Emicida with the participation of Vanessa da Mata. The 2015 video has over 63 million views.
Kent also directed works by other artists such as Rashid and Ludmilla. From the latter, he commanded the music video for the song “Hoje”, a hit with more than 106 million views on YouTube.
The director also ran the Studio 62 project on the video platform, which brings together recordings by Projota, Maria Gadú, Filipe Ret, Tiago Iorc, Fresno, and others.
“A fun guy and time to work hard! Heart tight here. My condolences to the family at this time. Thanks for helping us tell wonderful stories bro.”
Detonautas vocalist, Tico Santa Cruz was another artist to speak out. “Sad news! Hard to believe. Rest in peace and thank you for everything!” lamented Tico Santa Cruz. of the Detonauts.
Fans and admirers of Kent’s work were also shaken. “ Rafael was light, guide, and inspiration for most of the Brazilian audiovisual. A person who, even starring in the middle, always answered questions and exchanged ideas directly. An incomparable human being. Thanks for the teachings. Go in peace Kent,” wrote one netizen.
“I am very saddened by the news that Rafael Kent has passed away. He directed one of the most badass clips of Sandy’s solo career, one of the most iconic and poetry-filled clips. May he have a peaceful passage and my condolences to his family and friends”, recalled a person on Twitter, referring to the video Me Espera, with Tiago Iorc.
The cause of death has not yet been revealed.