LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – Brazilian gospel singer, Pedro Henrique, has reportedly died on Wednesday after collapsing on stage during a performance.
Henrique, 30, was entertaining guests at a religious event that was being streamed online when he suddenly fell in front of his band.
The incident took place in the northeastern city of Feira de Santana.
Footage of the incident showed Henrique engaging the crowd as he stood on the edge of the stage before he lost his balance and fell on his back.
The singer was quickly rushed to a nearby clinic, where he was confirmed dead.
TMZ quoted Todah Music, Henrique’s record label, as saying that the singer had suffered a massive heart attack.
The music label also put out a tribute to the singer on Instagram.
“There are very difficult situations in life for which we have no explanation. We just need to understand that God’s will prevails!” the post, which was translated in English, reads.
“Pedro was a happy young man, a friend to everyone. Only child. A present husband and a super dedicated father.
“We believe that Pedro will have a prominent place in the great Celestial Choir! Maybe soloing ‘The Cross was for me’… or reminding us that God will honor our descendants! The songs in your voice will not die and your legacy will remain through your wife, your little daughter Zoe and so many lives that were and will be reached by Christ through the records of your voice!”
Henrique started to gain fame after sharing videos of himself singing on YouTube. ‘Grande é o Senhor,’ his first album, was released in 2017.
Pedro is survived by his wife and one-month-old daughter, Zoe.