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Brazilian composer & writer, Aldir Blanc is dead

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Brazilian Composer and writer Aldir Blanc, 73, has passed away. Aldir Blanc died at dawn on Monday (4) at Pedro Ernesto University Hospital, in Vila Isabel, North Zone of Rio. He died of coronavirus (Covid 19) .

On April 10, the composer entered the CER do Leblon with urinary tract infection and pneumonia, which evolved to a generalized infection.

Five days later, from a campaign of friends and artists, he was able to transfer to Hospital Pedro Ernesto.

In the unit, he even showed signs of improvement, but as his condition was very serious, he was kept sedated the entire time.

Brief Biography Of Aldir Blanc

Aldir Blanc Mendes was born in Rio de Janeiro, on September 2, 1946. In 1996, he entered the Faculty of Medicine, specializing in psychiatry. In 1973, he abandoned the course to dedicate himself exclusively to music, becoming one of the most important Brazilian Popular Music (MPB) composers.

One of his most famous songs, “O Bêbado ea Equilibrista”, made in partnership with João Bosco, was immortalized in the voice of Elis Regina.

Other famous compositions are “Bala com Bala”, “O Mestre-Sala dos Mares”, “De Frente Pro Crime” and “Caça à Raposa”.

Blanc’s work also brings together dozens of well-known songs, made in partnership with other illustrious artists, such as Moacyr Luz, Maurício Tapajós, Paulo Emílio, Carlos Lyra, Guinga, Edu Lobo, Wagner Tiso, César Costa Filho, Cristóvão Bastos, Roberto Menescal, Ivan Lins, among others.

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