Friday, 16 September 2016

TV star drowns while filming


Well loved Brazilian TV actor Domingos Montagner has died .

 He died while filming scenes for a hit soap. Domingo who was born in Sao Paulo, started out in the circus before embarking on a career in television.


Domingos was  54-year-old and  starred in the  hugely popular soap opera Velho Chico. He  drowned in the Sao Francisco river.

According to the BBC , Domingos had been swimming with actress Camila Pintanga in the north-eastern state of Sergipe following a day of shooting when he ran into trouble and was dragged away by strong currents.

Although she called for help, locals initially assumed they were acting out a scene in the soap.

A local police chief stated that they thought they had chosen a safe spot to swim, but that is one of the most dangerous areas in the town of Caninde and usually avoided by locals.”

Rescue teams reportedly found his body around 300 metres underwater from where he drowned. He ileft behind a wife of 14years and three children.

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