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Brazilian Singer And Latin Grammy Winner Dies in Plane Crash

Marília Mendonça

Marília Mendonça

Photographer: Will Dias/Futura Press via AP

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Sao Paulo (AP) -- Marília Mendonça, one of Brazil’s most popular singers and a Latin Grammy winner, died Friday in an airplane crash on her way to a concert. She was 26.

Mendonça’s press office confirmed her death in a statement, and said four other passengers on the flight also perished. Their plane crashed between Mendonça’s hometown Goiania and Caratinga, a small city in Minas Gerais state located north of Rio de Janeiro.