I’m sorry for what happened to Agnaldo Timóteo. We have known each other for a long time, since before the Young Guard. I had the pleasure of having some of my songs and Erasmus recorded by him. A great singer, a very dear guy that I respect a lot. My feelings to your family members.
The singer’s fans also commented on the death in the Instagram post. “He will always be alive in our hearts,” said one of the followers. “In several interviews he expressed his love for Roberto,” recalled another.
Other celebrities demonstrated on social media about the death of Agnaldo Timóteo. Presenter Serginho Groisman and singers Fagner and Mumuzinho shared messages about the news. The singer’s son also commented on the fact in an interview with GloboNews.
The information on Agnaldo Timóteo’s death was confirmed this afternoon by Instituto Funjor, through which the family had been communicating with the press since the artist’s hospitalization, on March 17.
Recall Agnaldo Timóteo’s career as a singer and politician
Agnaldo Timóteo, who died today at the age of 84, is from Caratinga (MG) and was known as the “Cauby Mineiro” at the beginning of his career.
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Of poor origin, since childhood he liked to imitate singers whom he liked, such as Cauby Peixoto, Anísio Silva and Adilson Ramo.
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He moved to Rio de Janeiro at the encouragement of singer Ângela Maria, where he recorded his first compacts. The records, however, were not very successful.
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The great explosion of his career happened in the radio program Rio Hit Parade, in 1965, winning contests when interpreting the song “The house of the Rising Sun”.
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The visibility allowed him to record his first album, “Surge um Astro”, with versions of foreign songs.
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In 1968, he recorded the song “Meu Grito”, by Roberto and Erasmo Carlos, from the album “Obrigado, Querida”. The songs on this album “Mamãe’m so happy” and “Os Verdes Campos da Minha Terra” were also successful.
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In the 70s, his most productive era, launched a series of hits such as “The Last Romantic” (1971), “Frustrations” (1973) and “Amor Proibido” (1974) and “Eu Pecador” (1978) and “Grito” of Alert (1980).
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In the following decades, works such as “Em Nome do Amor”, with songs by Roberto Carlos, and “Angela e Agnaldo”, recorded with his artistic godmother Ângela Maria, stand out.
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Agnaldo’s popularity was capitalized on in his political life. He was elected federal deputy for the first time in 1982, by the PDT of Rio de Janeiro.
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He was famous for opening his speech in parliament with the slogan “hello, mom”, pretending to call home.
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In 1990, he exchanged the PDT for the PDS, for which he ran for governor of Rio de Janeiro. Lost to Leonael Brizola (PDT).
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In 1995 he had another term as federal deputy, for the PRN, in the substitution of Amaral Neto. In 1996, he ran for councilor in Rio de Janeiro and was elected with an expressive vote.
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He was also elected, councilor of São Paulo in 2004, by the PP, being reelected in 2008. In 2012, however, he did not have enough votes to remain in office.
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Agnaldo was a fanatic fan of Botafogo and even helped the team financially in times of difficulty: he paid for Garrincha’s funeral and financed the base.
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Timóteo was 84 years old and, therefore, was part of the group most at risk for the disease.
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Timotinho, son of Agnaldo Timóteo, speaks to the press after his father’s death in Rio de Janeiro.
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