Reny de Oliveira, former member of the group Os Atuais, dies at the age of 68, a victim of covid-19

Reny de Oliveira, former member of the group The Current, died this Tuesday (16/11), aged 68. The musician was hospitalized since the first half of October due to complications from covid-19, but he did not resist.

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The information is from the newspaper “Extra”. Reny’s health condition has deteriorated over the past few days, and has needed to be intubated. However, the situation quickly deteriorated and he died in the morning.

Reny was well known in the gaucho music scene, where he worked for around 50 years — 34 of them were dedicated to the group Os Atuais. He was born in Tucunduva, northwest of Rio Grande do Sul, where he began his career as a guitarist, composer and singer.

His story in Os Atuais began in 1974, and remained with the group until the end of the 80s, when he decided to found his own band, the Reny and the Hello Group. He returned to Os Atuals in 2001, and stayed with the band until recently. Among his most famous compositions is “Weekend”, “Prom Girl” e “Love Boat” — all in pairs with Ivar David Costa.

Reny’s death was lamented by his friends on social networks and also by the official profile of Os Atuals on Facebook. There is still no information about the musician’s wake and burial.

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