Marília Mendonça, Brazil’s most-listened to artist in Brazil on Spotify in 2019 and 2020, died today in a plane crash, according to her public relations firm.
A sertanejo country music star in Brazil, she had more than 38 million followers on Instagram. She was a feminist icon who sang about empowering women.
Mendona’s plane went down in a rural region of the southeastern state of Minas Gerais, her PR firm said. She was traveling to a concert at the time of the crash. Four other people with her died. Photographs and videos show the plane laying just beneath a waterfall.
On Friday, Mendonça posted a video to social media showing her walking toward the plane, guitar case in hand.
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