Popular Brazilian singer MC Kevin died on Sunday after falling off of the fifth floor balcony at a hotel.
The artist, full name Kevin Nascimento Bueno, was only 23-years-old when he fell off of the balcony of a friend’s hotel room at the Rio de Janeiro hotel. The incident is being investigated, according to police and media. He was reportedly staying on the 11th floor of the hotel.
According to authorities, Kevin was found near a swimming pool and was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. Folha de S.Paulo, a Brazilian newspaper, reports that investigators said Kevin may have been trying to jump into the pool but instead landed on the concrete, leading to his death. The Daily News reported another theory behind what may have caused Bueno’s untimely passing. Reports suggest that the 23-year-old star may have fallen from the balcony while trying to hide from his wife in a suspected prank. In a since-deleted Instagram story, a source claimed that Bueno’s friends jokingly locked him in a room with several women and that he allegedly tried jumping to another balcony once he thought his wife was entering the room.
Bueno was scheduled to perform in Rio on Saturday night and shared a series of photos and videos from his hotel prior to his death.
Although there has reportedly been no sign of foul play, police have questioned the singer’s friends and wife, 33-year-old Deolane Bezerra, who he married just a couple of weeks before.
Following his death, Bezerra posted a heartfelt message on Instagram on Monday, posting a photo from their wedding.
“You left and took a piece of me with you,” the post, which she wrote in Portuguese, reads. “You were always so incredible… It’s not fair for you to leave like this. It’s not. It’s not.”