Pop star Dani Li has died aged 42, after complications during a liposuction surgery.
The singer, who was widely known in Brazil and took part in talent shows in her hometown as a child before finding fame as an adult, had an operation on Friday, it’s been claimed.
Reports state she underwent surgery for a liposuction on her stomach and back, as well as a breast reduction, but was rushed to hospital after suffering a complication.
The mum-of-one, whose real name is Danielle Fonseca Machado, died on Wednesday.
Her husband, Marcelo Mira, with whom she shares a seven-year-old daughter, told local media on Thursday, according to : ‘Her body arrives tomorrow in Macapá.
‘We are very shaken by all this. The burial will be on Saturday.’
Following her death, the family also shared on her social media pages that a ceremony will take place at a larger venue for those who wish to pay their condolences and say goodbye ‘to our star’.
Announcing her death on Facebook, Li’s close ones thanks fans for their support and said that though the family are ‘shaken’ they are doing as well as possible.
Li was well known for her song ‘Eu sou de Amazonia’, translated to I’m from the Amazon.
She was born in Afua, in the Amazon jungle, and started singing when she was five, before moving to Macapa when she was 17.
Her latest song was released two months ago.
Her cause of death has yet to be confirmed as it’s not clear what led to the medical complication, and an investigation into her death is reported to be underway.