A Brazilian gospel singer, Pedro Henrique, 30, died after he collapsed on stage during a performance on Wednesday night.
The 30-year-old was performing his song ‘Vai Ser Tão Lindo’ at a religious event that was being streamed online when he suddenly fell in front of his band inside a concert venue in the northeastern city of Feira de Santana, Daily Mail reports Thursday.
Henrique’s record label, Todah Music, told a radio station, Radio 93, that the singer had suffered a massive heart attack.
Video footage of the incident showed Henrique engaging the crowd as he stood on the edge of the stage before he lost his balance and fell on his back.
Attendees immediately rushed over to help the singer while the crowd looked on in shock. Henrique was taken to a nearby clinic, where he was confirmed dead.
He was set to debut a new project via his YouTube channel on Thursday night, as he wrote on his Instagram page on Wednesday, “Really looking forward to this release! Tomorrow at 18:00 is launching on the YouTube channel. Thank you #todahmusic & #aguiarmultimusic for such an amazing project.”
Mourning the singer, Todah Music posted on Instagram on Thursday, “There are very difficult situations in life, for which we have no explanation. We just need to understand that the will of God prevails!
“We believe Peter will have a prominent place in the great Heavenly Choir! The songs in his voice will not die and his legacy will live on through his wife, his daughter Zoe and so many lives that have been and will be reached by Christ through the records of his voice!”
The 30-year-old leaves behind a wife, Suilan Barreto, and a daughter, Zoe, who was born October 19. Barreto, a gospel influencer, had not made any public comments as of Thursday.