Former Angra vocalist, Andre Matos, have passed away at the age of 47.
Former Angra drummer, Ricardo Confessori , who also worked with Matos in Shaaman from 2000 – 2014, broke the news via Facebook: It is with deep pain in our hearts that we say goodbye to André once again, this time definitively.
Angra has since released the following statement: With a lot of pain we received the news of the passing of Angra is in mourning. André was indispensable for the success and consecration of this band. The contribution of his talent and presence is invaluable.
There are no words right now that describe the size of the void left in the hearts of those who loved him closely and far Brazil loses an irreplaceable talent of the genre heavy metal and with it dies the hope of seeing it on our stages again.
May the angels receive your soul and may the goddess of fire keep the flame of her artistic legacy alight always. R.I.P. Andre Matos.
No cause of death has been confirmed at this time.