Sambista Nelson Sergeant dies at 96, victim of Covid-19 – Young Pan


Honorable President of Mangueira has been in the ICU since last week and did not resist the disease

Reproduction / Instagram / nelsonsargento.oficial / 27.05.2021Nelson Sergeant died after testing positive for Covid-19

The samba player Nelson Sergeant died at 9th this thursday, 27, victim of Covid-19. The news was confirmed by the artist’s producers to Young pan. The honorary president of the samba school hose was admitted to the National Cancer Institute (INCA) last Thursday, 20, with a picture of “dehydration, anorexia and a significant drop in general condition” and, when performing the Covid test at the health unit, he found that he had disease. Sergeant had been enrolled at INCA since 2005, as he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, which had already been treated. In a note, the hospital reported: “The patient has been in the care of INCA in the Intensive Care Unit since last Saturday (22). Despite all the therapeutic efforts used, the death occurred at 10:45 am on this Friday, May 27th ”.

O samba dancer from Rio de Janeiro was already vaccinated against Covid-19 and received the second dose of the immunizer at home on February 26th. On his last birthday, the artist, who adds the talents of singer, composer, artist, writer and actor, received a great tribute on the balcony of his house. Nelson was born on July 25, 1924 in downtown Rio and earned the nickname of Sergeant after passing through the army. His music career gained momentum when he was 31 years old and composed with Alfredo Português the samba-enredo Spring, also known as The four Seasons. In the 1960s, he was part of the group A Voz do Morro, he also released books and signed compositions with names like Cartola.