Renowned Brazilian singer Cantor Maurílio, from the duo ‘Luiza and Maurílio,‘ has tragically passed away at 28 years old. He died due to a pulmonary embolism (blood clots in the lungs).
The artist had been in the ICU since December 15th, when he suddenly fell ill while recording a new album in the studio. After being rushed to Jardim América Hospital in Goiânia, Maurílio suffered three heart attacks before his passing.
The medical staff did everything they could to save the young singer’s life before his death on December 29th.
— Nashville Angela (@Angelasfreenews) December 30, 2021
On November 17th, Maurílio posted this picture of himself receiving the COVID-19 jab on his Instagram. He captioned the post with:
“I’m messed up but I’m immunized! 2nd dose is in the arm!
GET THE VACCINE!!! Vaccines save lives”
🚨 Morre o cantor sertanejo Maurílio, da dupla com Luiza, aos 28 anos, em Goiânia. pic.twitter.com/HosuZd09OT
— Conexão Política (@conexaopolitica) December 29, 2021
— g1 (@g1) December 29, 2021
— Reis (@rayannereis_) December 29, 2021
Nossas condolências à família e aos amigos do cantor Maurílio. É mais um jovem talento que o Brasil perde. 😢 pic.twitter.com/WDFCr57KPw
— Carla Zambelli (@CarlaZambelli38) December 30, 2021
The COVID World reported:
Maurílio is best known for his duo with Luiza. The pair met in 2017 and started singing together that same year. In 2019, they released their number one hit song “S de Saudade” which has received more than 380 million views on YouTube.
The duo released their second hit song in 2020 called “PODE SUMIR” which has received over 100 million views on YouTube.
Maurílio Ribeiro was born in Imperatriz, Maranhão. He and Luiza, who is from Belo Horizonte (MG), formed a backcountry duo since 2016, when the singer went on vacation in his hometown and invited him to the stage to sing with her during the birthday of a mutual friend.The duo sang the hit “S de Saudade”, with the participation of Zé Neto and Cristiano (listen to the excerpt above). This was the fifth most played song in Brazil between 2019 and 2020, on Spotify.
Below is the song “PODE SUMIR” with Luiza:
And “S de Saudade” with Zé Neto and Cristiano: