The body of presenter Gugu Liberato, who died in a domestic accident last week, lay in state on Thursday (28) at the Legislative Assembly of Sao Paulo. In the late afternoon, fans waited up to three hours to say their final goodbyes.
Gugu died at age 60 on Friday (22) after a fall. He was repairing the air conditioner in the attic of his house outside Orlando, USA.
The arrival of the body was quiet and did not spark turmoil. Gugu's mother, Maria do Céu, 90, was in a wheelchair and was accompanied by family members.
Among the celebrities who paid tribute were presenters Sabrina Sato, Rodrigo Faro, Celso Portiolli and Mara Maravilha, as well as the governor of São Paulo, João Doria.
Doria decreed mourning for three days over her death. In the statement, he stated that Brazilian TV was losing "one of its main communicators".
Silvio Santos, who helped Gugu start his career on TV, sent a wreath, as did Luciano Huck and Angelica.
The ceremony should continue until Friday morning (29). Gugu will then be taken in a fire truck to Gethsemane Cemetery in Morumbi, where he will be buried in the family grave.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon