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By Donovan Longo, Mar 06, 2013 12:05 PM EST
(PHOTO CREDIT: Chorão/Twitter)
Brazilian musician Chorão whose real name is Alexandre Magno Abrão, was found dead in his apartment last night in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Chorão, translated as "Big Crying" was the lead singer of the Brazilian rock band "Charlie Brown Jr." from in 1992 until his death at age 42.
His driver found him unconscious and called the Service Mobile Emergency Care immediately, but it was stated that he was already dead. Reasons of his death are still unknown.
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The police said they received a call at 5:18 a.m. for "verification of natural death in an apartment." Whine lived on the eighth floor of the building in Rua Moras in Pinheiros. The body was taken to the Medical-Legal Institute at around 8:30 a.m.
"Apparently it was not murder," stated one of the investigators on the case.
Speculation is leaning towards a medication overdose or other substance abuse.
Chorão was a controversial singer and composer and was the only original member of the band remaining. The band's next show was scheduled for March 22 in Campo Grande, in Rio de Janeiro.