One of Brazil’s most successful current pop stars, Gabriel Diniz, has been killed in a plane crash.
The 28-year-old was travelling to his girlfriend to celebrate her birthday, on Monday 27 May, 2019, when his plane crashed, killing him along with two pilots.
The Piper PA-28 Cherokee was deemed airworthy, but was licensed for flight training and not for air taxi trips such as the one Diniz was making.
Diniz built up his music career while also working as an electrical engineer. He grew a huge following in Brazil, particularly in the wake of his 2018 hit, Jenifer, which has 237m views on YouTube.