Pedro Henrique, a Brazilian gospel singer, collapsed suddenly during a performance in front of a crowd at a religious festival in Brazil Wednesday night and was later pronounced dead at a local medical center.
According to TMZ, the 30-year-old singer was performing “Vai Ser Tão Lindo,” when Henrique suddenly collapsed on the floor of the stage. TMZ reported that multiple people quickly rushed over to the singer to provide medical assistance to Henrique, and he was quickly transported to a local medical center. However, Henrique was declared dead by the medical center.
Video footage of Wednesday’s incident shows the moment the 30-year-old singer collapsed in the middle of his performance.
Todah Music, Henrique’s record label, claimed that the gospel singer’s death was caused by a major heart attack, according to Radio 93.
In an Instagram statement released Thursday that was translated by The New York Post from Portuguese, the record label wrote, “There are very difficult situations in life for which we have no explanation. We just need to understand that God’s will prevails! Pedro was a happy young man, a friend to all. An only son. A present husband and a super dedicated father…The Christian music sector is in mourning. The Todah Music family is in mourning. Heaven in chorus welcomes an illustrious son: Pedro Henrique! So long, dear brother! So long! May the Holy Spirit comfort everyone.”
The Daily Mail reported that Henrique reportedly joked about his level of weariness a few hours before taking the stage for what would become his last performance on Wednesday. The gospel singer allegedly told a friend, “I’m tired. I’m tired. That’s why I want fame. I’m tired.”
According to The New York Post, Henrique leaves behind his wife, Sulian Barreto, as well as the couple’s 2-month-old daughter, Zoe.