Cindy Mendes actress and singer dies quotAntoniaquot Artists Lament

Cindy Mendes, actress and singer, dies "Antonia"; Artists Lament

Cindy Mendes in

Cindy Mendes in “Antonia”. Photo: Ze Paulo Cardeal/Globo

Summary of the news:

  • Cindy Mendes, actress and singer of “Antônia” dies

  • The artist found success as part of the main cast of the global series

  • Friends mourn the loss of production colleagues

He died Cindy Mende, one of the protagonists of the 2006 series “Antônia”, which also won a movie. The news was released to the media by the actress and singer’s casting friends. Leilah Moreno, Quelynah and Negra Li took to social media on Sunday (08) to mourn the loss of the artist without revealing the cause of death.

“Today Cindy was resting and her heart is heavy to deliver this news! Thank you for being part of such an important project that represents girls from all over Brazil,” Leilah began by posting a photo of the quartet to her Instagram.

“Your rhyme, your voice, your interpretation is immortalized in the cinema and in our hearts. Be sure that you fulfilled your time on earth and made many people happy! Yes, you shone very much as a diva! Misunderstood and ‘misunderstood’ as a diva you, she said,” he added. Maybe one day everyone will hear your art and know your worth! All my love and strength to the family. My condolences to all fans and friends! We continue here with love and longing!

In the comments, names from the rap scene commented on the topic. “Too sad news…” wrote Emicida. “My condolences,” Rappin Hood commented. “How sad! My condolences,” wrote Drik Barbosa.

Quelynah, who is part of the cast of “Antonia”, also published the group photo on her profile. “Cindy, I can’t find the words to say goodbye. I just have to thank you, sister. We made history and you were a part of it. thank you for your talent You are much light! Now you will shine in the sky. My beautiful sister. You are and will always be an Antonia! I love you,” he wrote in the caption.

Singer Nega Li, who completes the production’s quartet of artists, posted an allblack photo on her Instagram stories and left a brief message. “Sadness,” he wrote without further comment.

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According to the biography of, a platform that collects information about the names of the songs, Cindy started her acting career in childhood, graduated from the Macunaíma Theater School in São Paulo and starred in musicals such as “O Mágico de Oz”, ” All That Jazz”, “Black Cat”.

She released her first solo album entitled “Cindy Grite Alto” in 2006, which focused on hip hop after she burst into the limelight with “Antônia”. In 2009 he was one of the stars of the show “Dr. Sketchy” in Brazil. In 2010 she did pocket shows alongside Negra Li in several cinemas in Germany and promoted the 2007 film “Antônia”, a film adaptation of the series.


Antônia aired on TV Globo between November 2006 and October 2007 and is a twoseason television series produced by O2 Films and starring Negra Li, Leilah Moreno, Quelynah and Cindy Mendes. The success earned him a 2007 International Emmy nomination for Best Miniseries.

The story follows four childhood friends from the Brasilândia neighborhood on the outskirts of São Paulo, who formed a hiphop girl group called Antônia. Preta (Negra Li), Barbarah (Quelinah), Mayah (Leilah Moreno) and Lena (Cindy Mendes) fight to take their names nationally.

The series is based on Tatá Amaral’s film of the same name, about artists’ struggle for mainstream status in a routine marked by sexism, violence and poverty. In 2008, a DVD of “Antônia” featuring the songs from the production was released by Som Livre.