The presenter, who lived in a condominium on the outskirts of the city, fell from a height of four meters while repairing the air conditioning installed in the attic.
Due to the severity of his condition, no surgical procedure was recommended in the hospital. He had no brain activity, according to the death note.
The tragic outcome ends one of the most brilliant trajectories in the history of Brazilian TV.
The paulistano Antonio Augusto Moraes Liberato began his career at a very young age. As a teenager, he wrote so many letters to Silvio Santos suggesting ideas that he was eventually hired.
At 14, he was already a production assistant for Silvio-led programs at Record and the now-defunct Tupi. In 1981, he followed his boss to the newly founded SBT. That same year, he debuted as a presenter, making entries throughout the Award-winning Session films.
Success came the following year with the “Live the Night” program. Gugu became very popular.
The next two decades were marked by the weekly clash between Globo's "Domingão do Faustão", led by Fausto Silva, and SBT's "Domingo Legal", with Gugu.
After SBT, Gugu moved to Record, where he hosted the reality show “Sing With Me”.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon