Neymar “refuses to believe” after Brazilian singer Marilia Mendonca dies in plane crash

Marilia Mendonca


Brazilian icon Neymar has shared his shock and disbelief following reports Brazilian pop star Marilia Dias Mendonca has tragically died in a light aircraft crash.

The plane is said to have come down during mid-afternoon local time near the city of Piedade de Caratinga near a mountain region in the Southeast of Brazil.

The 26-year-old singer was one of five reported dead in the crash, with Mendonça’s uncle and advisor Abicieli Silveira Dias Filho releasing a statement.

It reads: “With immense regret, we confirm the death of singer Marília Mendonca, her producer Henrique Ribeiro, her uncle and advisor Abicieli Silveira Dias Filho, the pilot and co-pilot of the plane, whose names we will preserve at this time.”

Marilia Dias Mendonca has died in a aircraft crash

Following that tragic update, Neymar tweeted with a crying emoji: “I refuse to believe, I refuse.”

Mendonca was a huge star in South America, with her album Todos os Cantos, earning triple platinum status back in 2019.

She was also a mother of one, having son Leo the same year.

Dias Filho added: “The plane took off from Goiania with destination to Caratinga/MG, where Marilia would have a performance tonight. At the moment, this is the information we have.”

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