Portuguese singer and rapper Kevin Nascimento, better known by his stage name Mc Kevin, has died following a fall in Rio de Janeiro. He was 23 years old.
Mc Kevin was killed on Sunday night (May 16) after he fell from the 5th floor of a hotel balcony. He was taken to a nearby hospital, but unfortunately he had suffered injuries that were too severe, and he passed away a short time later.
Nascimento, whose family is originally from Sao Paulo, was in Rio to perform at a nightclub. He had already finished his performance when the accident occurred. Initial reports said he had fallen from the 11th floor.
The tragic news was confirmed by Mc Kevin’s wife, criminal lawyer Deolane Bezerra, who posted on her Instagram story a picture of the pair embracing.
She wrote in Portuguese: “You are and always will be the love of my life. The most beautiful love I ever had, the man who loved and admired me the most. Go with God, my boy. I will always love you.”
Kevin Nascimento died one month after marriage
The pair recently married in a ceremony in Mexico, with Bezerra documenting the happy occasion by posting pictures to her Instagram account.
The couple had had a troubled relationship on occasion, and they were thought to have split up earlier in the year. However, they since got back together and tied the knot.
Mc Kevin said of their relationship difficulties: “It is sad to know that I lost the woman of my life. I was immature. Every human being makes mistakes in life, I think I live a very intense and very difficult life. We had the best moments of my life.”
Fans paid tribute to Mc Kevin on Twitter
Many fans took to Twitter to pay tribute and share condolences to Kevin Nascimento.
Brazilian soccer player, Neymar, paid tribute with a tweet that simply read “Mc Kevin” with a black heart emoji and a praying hands emoji.
One fan, writing in Portuguese, thanked Nascimento for making them laugh during difficult times.
Other fans shared their sadness over hearing about the death.
Nascimento had been a somewhat controversial figure who was known to be outspoken on social media. However, the singer had millions of fans throughout Brazil and beyond. He currently has over 9 million followers on his Instagram.
Rest in peace, Kevin Nascimento Bueno.
In other news this week, Rapper Lil Reese has been injured following a shootout in Chicago. A video has emerged online of the incident. Meanwhile, rapper Lil Tjay became the subject of a death hoax last week; thankfully, he is ok.