Singer Rafael Dias died on Tuesday morning (9), at 37, in Belo Horizonte. A former participant in the musical reality show “The Voice”, on TV Globo, he was admitted to the UPA Centro-Sul, in Belo Horizonte, after experiencing severe abdominal pain.

At the hospital, he would have suffered a cardiorespiratory arrest. Rafael’s body will be veiled at the Belo Vale Cemetery, this Tuesday (9th), at 3 pm, and will be cremated at 5 pm. He left his father, mother, and three brothers.

On social media, friends and followers spoke about the singer’s death. In an emotional post, the singer’s aunt, choreographer Marilda Cordeiro, lamented her nephew’s early departure. “My beloved and talented nephew, may Spirituality receive you with much Light on the Spiritual Plane! May God support your parents and strengthen us in the pain of longing at this moment. Go in Peace! ”He wrote.

Singer Pedro Morais commented on his friend’s death in a comment on Rafael’s last post on Instagram. “Man, let you vibrate in the light wherever you are. His talent is immense and will continue to echo forever. Strength and a lot of love for family members ”.

Friends of the artist also expressed sadness at the singer’s departure. “Very, very sad. I wake up today with the news that our talented friend, Rafael Dias, left us,” posted Pedro Sá.

Biography

A Belo Horizonte-based miner, Rafael Dias began his career in the Alto Vera Cruz neighborhood, in the eastern region of the capital. An artist with a strong personality, he made a point of expressing in his music the reality in which he lived. His strong performance in social projects is reflected in the compositions, with lyrics that value the social realities, ancestry, and culture of our people.

With two CDs released, “Identity” and “Indelével”, the musician was known for exploring experiments in his work, seeking musical influences from different cultures, such as the Latin, African, American, European, and Brazilian sounds.

One of the highlights of his career was the invitation to record the CD / DVD of the band Playing for Change, in the songs “Get up stand up”, by Bob Marley, and “Clandestino”, by Mano Chao, held in February 2012.

Dias was also an interpreter of the song “Congo”, on the CD “Identidades”, directed by Chico Amaral and also participated in the soundtrack of the French documentary “Copas in Bresil” and the disc “Coletânea NUC”.

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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