The singer Agnaldo Timóteo died at the age of 84 this Saturday (3) victim of Covid-19. He had been hospitalized since March 17 at the ICU (Intensive Care Unit) of Hospital Casa São Bernardo, in Barra da Tijuca, in Rio de Janeiro. The composer had a worsening of his health condition, needed to be intubated and did not resist. The information was confirmed by Timotinho, the musician’s nephew.
The artist had been intubated on March 27 because of the serious condition of the disease. The day before, he was lucid, despite the unstable picture.
He had already received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, the last of which was administered on March 15, two days before he was admitted to the hospital. Doctors believe he got contaminated in the interval between applying the first dose and the second.
Timóteo had been hospitalized for the last time in 2019, when he suffered a stroke. At the time, he was hospitalized for two months, had to breathe with the help of devices, but recovered.
Born in Caratinga, in the interior of Minas Gerais, Agnaldo Timóteo Pereira began his career singing in freshman programs on the radio stations of Governador Valadares and Belo Horizonte. At this time, he earned the nickname of Cauby Mineiro.
After receiving advice from Angela Maria (1929-2018), whom she met during a show she did in Belo Horizonte, Timóteo moved to Rio de Janeiro to gain better opportunities. The singer became friends with Roberto Carlos, with whom he went to Rádios Nacional and Mayrink Veiga in search of a chance.
While trying to score as a singer, Agnaldo Timóteo worked as a driver for Angela Maria. In 1961, indicated by the singer, he recorded his first album with the songsSaturday no Morro and Cruel Solidão.
In 1967, he became known nationally for his voice when recording the song Meu Grito, by Roberto Carlos. Then came romantic hits such as Ave Maria, Mama and The Green Fields of My Land.
Agnaldo Timóteo recorded more than 50 albums during his career. The singer leaves three children.
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Agnaldo Timóteo was elected federal deputy in Rio de Janeiro by the PDT (Partido Democrático Trabalístico) in 1982. In 1986, he ran for the Rio government for the PDS (Partido Democrático Social), but he did not win the race.
He was elected deputy again, in 1994, by the PPR (Progressive Reformist Party), but resigned his mandate to take a seat in the Chamber of Rio. Timóteo tried to be reelected in 2000, but failed. After four years, he took on the post of councilor of São Paulo by the PP (Progressive Party), and was reelected.
He came to run for federal deputy for PR in 2010, but did not get elected. Nor was he elected when he tried for a seat at the São Paulo City Council in 2012, the post of federal deputy for Rio de Janeiro in 2014 and councilor in 2016.