Olavo de Carvalho Died: What Was His Cause Of Death?

The writer Olavo de Carvalho, a kind of guru of Bolsonaroism and the Brazilian extreme right, died in the early hours of January 25 in the US at the age of 74, according to his family on his social networks.

‘”The professor leaves behind his wife, Roxane, eight children, and 18 grandchildren; the family thanks all friends for the messages of solidarity and asks for prayers for the professor’s soul,” says the official note.

The cause of death was not reported, but Carvalho had been hospitalized for more than a week in the state of Virginia (the USA, east).

The writer announced that he had been infected with the new coronavirus on the 16th.

According to a message posted on his Telegram channel on January 15, he had contracted COVID-19 and had to cancel the philosophy classes he taught in an online course. The family did not disclose the causes of his death, so many speculate that he died of this disease.

In July 2021, he traveled to Brazil to treat heart problems and spent three months hospitalized.

For his part, the president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, lamented on the morning of this January 25 the death of the writer Olavo de Carvalho, considered the main guru of the extreme right in the country.

“Leaving us today is one of the greatest thinkers in the history of our country, the philosopher Olavo Luiz Pimentel de Carvalho; Olavo was a giant in the fight for freedom and a beacon for millions of Brazilians, his example and his teachings will mark us for always,” the president wrote on Twitter.

Carvalho died at the age of 74 in the state of Virginia (USA), where he had lived for years, after more than a week in the hospital.

The writer was characterized by his conservative ideas, denial of the pandemic, criticism of vaccines, and speech against “political correctness”.

The writer had a decisive influence on the emergence of the new Brazilian right and some of his main disciples ended up in the government, such as the former Minister of Foreign Affairs Ernesto Araújo and the former Minister of Education Abraham Weintraub.

However, the group of so-called “olavistas” was losing weight in the government over time, and the philosopher spared no criticism when he considered that President Jair Bolsonaro was giving in to the “old policy”, with a more pragmatic vision.

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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