Claudia Raia used social networks to say goodbye to Jô Soares, with whom he dated in the 80s. Brazilian TV icon, the presenter Jô Soares died this Friday (5), at the age of 84, at Hospital Sírio Libanês, in São Paulo, where he had been hospitalized since July 28. The family declined to reveal the cause of death.
“Today, instead of the laughter we always had together, I feel a huge void. But what will last will not be the sadness for your departure: it will be the longing and the precious memories that we cultivate. Your legacy will be eternal, Jô. I miss you already. Love you forever!“, says an excerpt from Claudia’s text.
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“Receiving the news of Jô’s death was a shock for me. You know those people that we think will always be here, who are eternal? Jô was one of those people for me. My father, my love, my friend, my advisor. .. He represented so much to me! His way of facing life, of looking and noticing who was in front of him always inspired me”, wrote the artist in an emotional report.
“An inspiring, brilliant, talented and always available human being. A person who insisted on exalting others, encouraging, holding hands and taking anyone by the arm. You can notice in his interviews: he often held in the interviewee’s hand to reassure him. That was the level of care he had for the other!”
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Claudia Raia went on to detail the importance that the writer and comedian had in her life. “Meeting Jô was a watershed in my life: before him I was Maria Claudia Motta Raia; after him, I became Claudia Raia. Yes, he was the one who artistically baptized me, and that says it all. a Claudia Raia without Jô.”
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“Whether it’s because he gave me the stage name, he gave me my first opportunity on TV and because he saved my life when he took me by the hand and took me to the doctor after seeing a mole on my leg. There I found out it was a melanoma. He really saved my life!”, revealed the actress in an open letter.
“It soothes me to know that I always celebrated him in life. I always told him how much I loved her, how much he was, and will continue to be, important to me in my trajectory. Today, instead of the laughs we always had together, I feel a huge void. But what will last will not be the sadness for your departure: it will be the longing and the precious memories that we cultivate. Your legacy will be eternal, Jô. I already miss you. I love you forever!”, he concluded.