Rose of Almeida, former businesswoman of the Barão Vermelho group and cazuza commented on the last party that the singer took advantage of, in Rio de Janeiro, when he was already weakened.
In an interview with the podcast Corridor 5, the businesswoman explains: “He was already very sick. One day he said: ‘Rosa, let’s go to the disco?’ I said: ‘no, Caju, let’s go, no’. I went to the club with him in a wheelchair. And he danced in a wheelchair, with the bandana on his head, beautiful and wonderful. Skinny”, she recalls.
Rosa also commented on how well Cazuza was received by people: “Everyone arrived, everyone hugged, everyone who was there welcomed him. It was a beautiful night. So I took him home. (…) I put him to bed and he slept happily.” Shortly after leaving, she claims she got a call about her friend, who went to the hospital.
“That’s when the problems started… He went home, then to his mother’s. And that’s the end of it. But he was very strong. I believed he would win. I also believed a lot. But it didn’t,” he lamented. The musician died at the age of 32, in 1990, as a result of complications from AIDS.
Human Immunodeficiency Syndrome, ADIS is transmitted by the HIV virus, weakening the body’s defense system, in addition to the appearance of other opportunistic diseases. There is no definitive cure for the disease, but currently there are treatments, such as the use of daily medication that lowers the viral load, leaving HIV undetectable.