Henrique, from the country duo Henrique and Juliano, spoke to the press after the funeral of Marília Mendonça at Parque Memorial cemetery, in Goiânia, this Saturday (6). The singer praised their partnership – when she was still a songwriter, she wrote some of the songs that led her duo to success – and praised the artist.
“She saw our steps being taken and we were able to achieve success and then be able to show her to the whole of Brazil. If I had a way to reciprocate, that would be it, to be able to deliver something and someone much better and much bigger than ourselves. She was amazing,” he said.
Before going home, Henrique also sent hugs to the families of the others killed in the plane crash, on Friday (5): producer Henrique Ribeiro, the singer’s uncle and advisor, Abicieli Silveira Dias Filho, pilot Geraldo Martins Medeiros and co-pilot Tarcísio Pessoa Viana.
Artist and uncle are buried in Goiânia
The bodies of singer Marília Mendonça and her uncle Abicieli Silveira Dias Filho were buried this Saturday (6), at Cemitério Parque Memorial, in Goiânia, in a ceremony for family and friends. Outside, fans stood around the venue to participate – even from a distance – in the farewell.
The wake of Marília and Silveira Dias was held this Saturday afternoon at the Goiânia Arena gym. The body of producer Henrique Ribeiro was taken to Salvador, Bahia, where it was veiled and buried.
The aircraft pilot, Geraldo Martins de Medeiros, and the co-pilot, Tarciso Pessoa Viana, who also died in the plane crash, will be veiled in private ceremonies.
The accident happened in Piedade de Caratinga, in Vale do Rio Doce, in the west of Minas Gerais. The plane crashed at a distance of three kilometers from the airport in Caratinga, the city where the singer would perform.
The aircraft fell into a watercourse near an access road on the BR-474 highway. Companhia Energética de Minas Gerais (Cemig) reported that the plane hit a cable in a power distribution tower of the company in Caratinga.
The Brazilian Air Force (FAB) and the Civil Police of Minas Gerais are investigating the accident.
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CORRECTION: In an earlier version of this text, CNN wrongly identified the singer as their partner, Juliano
(*With information from Murillo Ferrari, CNN; ppublished by Daniel Fernandes)
Reference: CNN Brasil