Pedro Henrique was a Brazilian gospel singer who was beloved by Christian crowds for his religious, passionate music and wonderful voice. Tragically, the young artist passed away while performing at a religious event in the city of Feira de Santana in Brazil on Wednesday.
In the video of the incident that emerged, Henrique is on the stage, passionately singing his hit “Vai Ser Tão Lindo” and holds the microphone in the air to urge the crowd to sing along with him. Then, when bringing the microphone back down to its normal position, he suddenly collapses on stage.
The horrified crowd watched in shock as a few people rushed to help, with many more watching Henrique collapse online, as the event was being live-streamed across social media to his millions of followers in Brazil and around the world.
According to Henrique’s record label, Todah Music, he suffered a massive heart attack, and the local medical clinic to which he was taken after he collapsed pronounced him dead from that heart attack. He is survived by his wife, Suilan Barreto, and his 2-month-old daughter, Zoe.
Todah Music, in a statement posted to social media, said (translated to English from Portuguese), “There are very difficult situations in life, for which we have no explanation. We just need to understand that the will of God prevails!”
Continuing, it added, “Peter was a cheerful young man, a friend to all. The only son A present husband and super dedicated father There is no pastor or christian in Brazil who says anything different: – Peter is simple, he is a believer! What a smile ! How nice is that! What a voice! Our kind of people who are great to have around!”
The label then wrote, “We believe Peter will have a prominent place in the great Heavenly Choir! Maybe singing “The Cross was mine”… or reminding us that God will honor our descendants! The songs in his voice will not die and his legacy will live on through his wife, his daughter Zoe and so many lives that have been and will be reached by Christ through the records of his voice!”
Concluding, it added, “To Suilan and all family and friends our deepest condolences, our respect, full support in every area we can help, and our sincere Hug! We rejoiced so many times together, and now we cry with those who cry. The Christian music segment is mourning. Todah music family is mourning Heaven in choir receives an illustrious son: Pedro Henrique! See you soon dear brother!!! See you all soon! May the Holy Spirit comfort you all! Amen! 💔🙏🏼”
Henrique started singing when he was just 3 years old, then started performing professionally in 2015, posting songs to his YouTube channel to build his fame. He then started working with a local band, playing with them for three years and releasing one album, “Grande é o Senhor.”
After leaving that band in 2019, he started his solo career and started releasing singles, still posting his videos on YouTube as he grew in fame and popularity. He was set to release a new project on his YouTube channel on Thursday night.
Featured image credit: pedrohenrique Instagram
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