I am sad to report Marília Mendonça was killed in a small plane crash on Friday (November 5) on her way to perform in concert.

The 26-year-old Brazilian pop singer and Latin Grammy winner who was known as “The Queen of Suffering,” performed country music, in Brazil called sertanejo.

She was known for her ballads about heartbreak and tackling feminist issues in her songs, such as denouncing men who control their partners, and calling for female empowerment.

Her press office said their plane crashed between Mendonça’s home town of Goiânia and Caratinga, a small city 220 miles north of Rio de Janeiro.

The aircraft was just seven miles from Caratinga, her destination for that evening’s performance.

Marília Mendonça died alongside her producer, her uncle, who was her advisor, and both the pilot and co-pilot of the plane.

Hours before her death, Marília shared video with her 38 million Instagram followers of her walking toward the plane with her luggage and guitar case.

On Saturday, football star Neymar Jr. dedicated his first two goals against Bordeaux to his dear friend.

He shared a photo via Instagram with the caption:

Marília Mendonça, 2 goals for you from your eternal fan ????????

See his original post below.

Neymar’s shirt reads, “I will be your eternal fan queen of suffering. RIP MM ????”

Friends and family gathered on Saturday to pay their respects to the singer and her uncle.

My sincerest condolences to Marília’s family, friends, and fans.

Descanse em paz. ????

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