Jô Soares always faced difficult times with humor, says biographer

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Journalist Matinas Suzuki Júnior, author of two volumes of the biography of Jô Soares, “O Livro de Jô”, declared, this Friday (5), in an interview with CNN that the comedian and actor faced the difficult moments of life always with a lot of humor.

The biographer cites examples such as the treatment of his son, Rafael Soares, who as a child was diagnosed with “Autism Spectrum Disorder” (ASD), and who died at age 50, in 2014, with a brain tumor. And even episodes during the Military Dictatorship.

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“[Ele reagia] always with humor. Rafa, the son, would make a lot of jokes, he would laugh. And also from the difficult moments, from the Military Dictatorship, some he kept a little feeling, but never that this has turned into bitterness, into something of resentment, ever. Jô had only one thing in mind: to share the bread of joy”, stated Matinas.

“Everything he ended up taking to the side of humor, joy, and he even has a phrase, which is the epigraph of this first volume, which he loved, by an English actor, Edmund Gwenn, who said: ‘dying is easy, humor which is difficult’. He said that sentence on his deathbed. And Jô, now in the hospital for the last few days, has repeated this phrase again: ‘living is not problematic, it is difficult to make humor,’” he continued.

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Jô died this morning, aged 84. He had been hospitalized at the Sírio-Libanês hospital since the end of last month, in São Paulo.

“Patient Jô Soares died today, August 5th, at 2:20 am, in Sírio-Libanês. in Sao Paulo. He had been hospitalized since July 28 at the hospital, where he was accompanied by the institution’s clinical staff teams.

Source: CNN Brasil

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