Brazilian singer Marília Mendonça dies in plane crash

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Marília Mendonça, a chart-topping Brazilian musician, is dead in a plane crash, CNN has learned.

Mendonça was on her way from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo with friends and family members on Thursday when the Cessna 310 Caravan plane crashed, but the singer was not flying, according to press reports.

The news comes after news that Belém’s Filpo de Bebidas and Duende Festival, a series of concerts and pop-up art exhibits, will not be happening after its stated 15-day stint.

Those cited for the decision include the city’s mayor, Christiano Rocha da Silva, and a promoter who has provided them since 2012. They cited “the emergency of the City of Belém and its geographical distance” from where the plane crashed as the reason.

Mendonça had been due to join performances on Friday and Saturday at the Boao Forum in Hainan Province, in southern China.

A statement on the website of the Boao Forum said “in the light of the circumstances of the crash, it has been decided that the event will be cancelled.”

Brazilian Twitter blew up over Mendonça’s death.

“And you never die you live forever,” tweeted one.

“She had a talent like no other. Don’t believe the reports she is gone,” said another.

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