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VIDEO: Brazilian Country Singer Juliano Cezar Dies On Stage During Concert

In the early hours of New Year’s Eve during a concert in Uniflor, Paraná, Brazil, fans were horrified to watch their beloved sertanejo star, Juliano Cezar, collapse on stage. Audience footage shows the singer performing his set as usual until he started to tug at his shirt collar and eventually collapse. Some in the crowd cheered, not realizing the star was having a medical crisis. Others gasped. A bandmate quickly closed the curtains on what would be Cezar’s last performance. The 59-year-old singer was rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead from sudden cardiac arrest.

Those closest to Cezar suspect that his use of energy drinks, passion for performing and history of heart disease and hypertension are what triggered the fatal cardiac episode. 

Fan footage captures the last minutes of his life, during which he showed few signs of distress before he collapsed.

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According to Mauro Vasconcelos, Cezar’s manager of 25 years, Cezar was performing his third show in a row. Vasconcelos believes that Cezar overexerted himself by fueling countless hours of performance to a full house with the use of energy drinks.

Cezar has long been a household name in Brazil since he started his career as a rodeo rider in 1985 and went on to record his own music. A true caballero, Cezar grew up in the countryside of Brazil and learned the family trade of farming their own land. One day, he decided to take the risk and move to the city of São Paulo and record country music. Throughout his musical career, he’s released a dozen albums and grown a large fanbase of fellow countrymen and women. He was on tour in a rural part of Brazil when he suffered his fatal heart attack.

Cezar is seen tugging at his shirt collar before he starts to keel over.

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He grabs for a microphone stand to lean on, and eventually reaches for a fellow bandmate to lean on but to no avail. Cezar lunged forward as he collapsed onto the stage. At first, everybody is confused. Footage captures the majority of the audience falling quiet while few others cheered, still confused about what was going on. After about 15 seconds of confusion, a bandmate decides to close the curtains to maintain some privacy during the trauma.

Cezar was rushed to a hospital where doctors attempted to restart his heart for over an hour and a half.

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Due to the nature of where the concert took place, the luxuries of an ambulance and medical personnel were not immediately available, leaving few options for the doctors who would ultimately treat Cezar. He was rushed to a local hospital in a police vehicle. Doctor Gustavo Felipe Correa Mendes said that it had been over 20 minutes since the singer collapsed on stage to when he was able to be treated, adding to what he said was another obstacle to his treatment. “When he got here, everything was done, but he was already in an advanced state of cardiac arrest,” Dr. Correa Mendes said of the incident.

Cezar’s body was brought to his hometown in Passos, Minas Gerais for a wake the following day.

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In a social media post, the administrator of his account announced that there would be two wakes for Cezar. One took place in Ribeirão Preto, the “city where the singer lived for over 25 years” on the same day of his death. The following day, his body was transferred to his hometown in Passos, Minas Gerais where he was “veiled and buried.” Both wakes were open to the public.

“One of the great ironies of life is that most of the time we never know when it will be the last time we will do anything!” one of his bandmates shared to social media in Portuguese. “Ahhh if we had known it would be the last soundcheck, we would have taken longer, should have laughed, had less to do with little things, given more value to the goals we have achieved than we have not yet achieved, perhaps not, but always better to see the glass half full than half empty.
And so the end of this story comes, but life always goes on, and new stories and people will come.
It was an unparalleled pleasure to be with you until one day guys.”

During his career, Cezar was once nominated to the Latin Grammys. He is survived by his wife and had no children.

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Whitney Houston’s Estate Released Images Of Her Hologram And Basically It’s As Scary As Seeing La Llorona

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Whitney Houston’s Estate Released Images Of Her Hologram And Basically It’s As Scary As Seeing La Llorona

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Last year when the world learned that the estate of the later singer Whitney Houston planned to send her hologram on your, there was a mass of objections and outcries. Now that a sneak peek of the tour has been released, fans have dug in their heels.

“An Evening With Whitney : The Whitney Houston Hologram Tour” will begin on February 25 in the UK.

While Houston’s death occurred eight years ago, her estate has decided to bring her back to life for fans by giving her a new tour experience. According to The New York Post, “‘An Evening With Whitney’ was designed with Whitney’s image in mind, Pat Houston, the singer’s former manager and head of the Whitney Houston estate, said. Whitney planned on giving a more intimate, unplugged-esque tour before she died. And while that never took place when she was alive, the production team behind the hologram has ensured her vision will happen posthumously.”

“We had a discussion about her doing ‘Whitney Unplugged’ or some type of ‘Evening with Whitney,’ and that was really her idea,” Pat Houston said according to the Post. “It’s a dream that was realized by her. So that’s the production. This isn’t something that we’re just putting together. This is something that she wanted to do, and I get very emotional watching this because it is so close to what she wanted. The only thing missing was her, physically.”

Whitney fans have taken to Twitter to voice their horror over the hologram which, in all honesty, is alarming to see at first.

Literally so many fans have been left speechless.

And so many of u shave too many questions.

The Nominations For The Billboard Latin Music Awards Are Out And Here’s Who Made The List

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The Nominations For The Billboard Latin Music Awards Are Out And Here’s Who Made The List

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The nominees for the 2020 Billboard Latin Music Awards are out and some of your faves are claiming several spots on the list. Bad Bunny and Ozuna are leading the pack with 14 nominations each. The two reggaetoneros claimed nominations for the coveted Artists of the Year award. All four nominees for Artist of the Year are male. Here the artists nominated for this year’s Billboard Latin Music Awards.

First, let’s breakdown the nominees for Artist of the Year.

Bad Bunny

Bad Bunny had an exceptional 2019. The Puerto Rican artist teamed up with Colombian superstar J Balvin on the collaborative album “Oasis.” The album brought us hits like “Que Pretendes” and “La Canción.” The reggae star also become politically active this year joining other Puerto Rican celebrities to travel to the Caribbean island to participate in protests against former Governor Ricardo Rosselló and Rosselló’s proposed anti-LGBTQ legislation.

J Balvin

The Colombian music star has been everywhere this year. Balvin not only partnered with Bad Bunny for collaborative album “Oasis,” he released a slew of new songs in 2019. The singer teamed up with Maluma to create “Qué Pena” and we spent most of last year jamming out to that single. Balvin is in tied in second place with Daddy Yankee with 12 nominations.

Ozuna

Despite a longterm scandal involving extortion and a sex tape, Ozuna kept things going and delivered high power music last year. The Puerto Rican singer joined Karol G, Anuel AA, Daddy Yankee, and J Balvin on “China,” which has garnered more than 1 billion views on YouTube.

Romeo Santos

Romeo Santos spent 2019 collabing with so many different artists. His year of collaborations includes “Me Quedo” with Zacarias Ferreira and “ileso” with Teodoro Reyes. Santos has been nominated for five other awards including Canción del Año, Streaming for “Ella Quiere Beber” with Anuel AA, Top Latin Album, Artista del Año, Masculino, Categoria Tropical, Canción Tropical del Año for “Aullando” with Wisin and Yandel, and Álbum Tropical del Año for “Utopia.”

Here is a full list of nominees in the top categories for the 2020 Billboard Latin Music Awards.

Artista del Año / Artist of the Year:

Bad Bunny
J Balvin
Ozuna
Romeo Santos

Artista del Año, Debut / Artist of the Year, New:

Jhay Cortez
Manuel Turizo
Paulo Londra
Sech

Gira del Año / Tour of the Year:

Bad Bunny
Chayanne
Jennifer Lopez
Marc Anthony

Artista del Año, Redes Sociales / Social Artist of the Year

Anuel AA
Becky G
Daddy Yankee
Lali

Artista Crossover del Año / Crossover Artist of the Year

DJ Snake
Drake
Katy Perry
Snow

Check out the full list of nominees by clicking here.

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