André Matos passed away
Our hearts are broken and we had to come to terms with the news before posting anything: André Matos (ex VIPER, ex ANGRA, SHAMAN) passed away on June 8th at the age of 47 after suffering a heart attack.
Andre Matos (Official) posted:
„It is with deep regret that we confirmed André’s death this Saturday morning due to cardiac arrest. As many people know, he was an extremely reserved person – and he manifested in his life, more than once, the desire not to have a wake. Respecting his will, he will be cremated today (June 9th) with the presence of only his relatives. Thank you all for understanding and we count on you so that André’s memory and legacy will remain alive forever. Carry on.“
I worked with André for many years when I managed ANGRA back in the 90’s. André was a very happy, friendly and courteous person. It was a real pleasure and a lot of fun to work with him, he was a very talented singer, songwriter and pianist. The last time I met André was 2006 at Wacken, he was in perfect shape and very excited about his new project. Last year I was told that André was not in good condition. And a few days ago he played a good show with the reunited SHAMAN as support for Avantasia and also performed one song with Avantasia on stage. So I thought, wow he is back and it seems he feels better now. So I was even more shocked about the bad news.
My deepest condolences go to his family, bandmates and close friends. Rest In Peace my friend, I will miss you and never forget the good times we luckily could share. Like, for example, the gold disc award for 100.000 sold copies of the album „Angels Cry“ in Japan pictured here.