Singer Gabriel Diniz died in a plane crash Monday in his home country of Brazil. He was 28 years old.
According to E! News, the singer was traveling to Maceió, Alagoas, to attend his girlfriend Karoline Calheiros' birthday celebration. Halfway through the flight, the small plane crashed near the southern coast of Sergipe, killing Diniz and the two pilots Linaldo Xavier and Abraão Farias. Authorities continue to investigate the incident.
"It is with a lot of pain that we confirm the death of Gabriel Diniz and the plane’s crew," his team wrote in a statement Tuesday.
Diniz had performed a concert in Feira de Santana just a day before the fatal crash. He posted an Instagram photo of the event with a special thank you to his fans in Feira de Santana. Translated to English, the caption reads: "Always a joy to return to Feira de Santana and be greeted with such joy and with so much positive energy 🙏 🙏 thank you for the kindness galera. A real crowd enjoying our show 💥💥 until next time God willing."
Fans and friends have paid tribute to Diniz on social media, sharing their condolences while also celebrating his life and talent. The singer had released three albums throughout his career and was best known for his 2016 track "Paraquedas" as well as 2018's "Jenifer."
Soccer player Roberto Firmino posted footage of one Diniz's concerts, with the following caption: "There are things that are hard to believe, the chip does not fall," he wrote. "The message of love and joy that you left here on earth was incredible. Glad to have met you. Rest in peace."