In an interview with CNN, singer Paula Mattos stated that Marília Mendonça opened doors for her and many other singers. The artist died at age 26 on Friday (5) in a plane crash.
“He’s a very important figure for all of us, not just women, but for all of us music artists in general,” said Mattos. “It’s the greatest reference in country music.”
Paula Mattos worked with Marília Mendonça on the song “Amiga”, an experience she described as “wonderful”. “He was always very professional,” he said of his colleague who died in the plane crash.
Marília Mendonça was traveling to fulfill her concert schedule when the aircraft fell into a water course near the BR-474 highway, in the city of Piedade de Caratinga, in Vale do Rio Doce, in the west of Minas Gerais.
The singer’s press office confirmed the deaths of two more passengers who were on board the aircraft, in addition to the pilot and co-pilot. The place of the plane crash was three kilometers from the airport in Caratinga (MG), the city where she would perform on Friday (5).
Reference: CNN Brasil