20-year-old up-and-coming Brazilian funk singer Daniel Pellegrine was shot to death while performing at one of his concerts over the weekend in Brazil. His fans knew him by his moniker MC Daleste. He sustained a single gun shot wound to the chest and was rushed to the hospital from the venue. Doctor's unfortunately could not repair the damage done by the gunman and his July 6, 2013, show in the Campinas area of Brazil's São Paulo turned out to be his last.
Here is the Facebook message to fans of MC Daleste, translated from Portuguese to English:
Another Warrior, another MC of the Funk [Brazil music genre] spiritually leaves us unrepentantly. He left the stage without saying goodbye, a victim of intolerance! A great loss to our family of Funk!
I hope God gives strength to the family, friends, and fans of my good friend MC Daleste, a guy who only wanted to convey joy to everyone through his music.
It is a pity that the peace which we dream of, we often only get when we close our eyes. However, while my eyes are open, I will fight ... I will persist. Our goal has always been and will always be that. Take all a positive message: fight for every dream ... To realize it!
Mc Daleste did his part and will always be remembered. It is in peace Warrior of the funk!
"What nonsense," said another Brazilian funk artist, MC Buru, on his Facebook page. "Soon MCs will have to sing with a microphone in one hand and an automatic weapon in the other."
The death of Pellegrine is just another incident in the mounting violence in Brazil before the 2014 World Cup.
Here is the video of Mc Daleste's last performance, ending with him being shot during one of his songs. This video is graphic in nature: