Singer Zelito Miranda died at dawn this Friday (12). The information has been confirmed metro1 by his wife Telma Miranda. According to her, Zelito started feeling sick around 5 a.m. this morning.
The Mobile Emergency Care Service (Samu) was called to help him, but Zelito died before reaching the hospital. Telma says doctors believe the cause of death was a pulmonary embolism. Zelito was 68 years old and his birthday was on August 30th.
Excited, Zelito’s wife thanked him for the last few moments. “He left in peace. He had a moment to say goodbye to me and his daughter,” he said. The singer was the father of Luiza and Clarice, who is pregnant.
The wake is scheduled for 4:45 p.m. at Bosque da Paz Cemetery and is open to fans, family and friends. “Zelito liked the audience, he liked the stage. It’s not fair that it’s closed,” Telma said.
Zelito was born in the Bahian parish of Serrinha. He became known as the “king of tempered forró” for mixing styles such as rock, jazz and forró pé de serra. His achievements in a career spanning more than 25 years include Fuorô, Forró na Casa do Zé and Trem do Forró.