Rui Martins, musician from Santos & Pecadores, died
He was 40 years old and died immediately after falling from a roof he was making repairs on in the parish of Santarém.
“Unfortunately we are moments… Today a brother left. One of the members of the Saints & Sinners. My feelings for the whole family. “This is how Olavo Bilac shared the news of the death of Rui Martins, one of the musicians in the band with whom he shared the stage for several years.
Rui Martins was 40 years old and died of an accident at work. I was maintaining a roof in Tremez, Santarém parish, when it fell from a height of several meters. According to the regional newspaper “Correio do Ribatejo”, the accident occurred on Friday the 14th at 11:30 am. The news wasn’t known until the next day.
The same newspaper reports that death was imminent and that when the tools arrived at the site, there was nothing they could do. Rui was in cardiac arrest.
“My last moment, I know I have a place where a saint and a sinner can finally rest,” continued Olavo Bilac in the message referring to the song “Momento Final” by Santos & Pecadores.
Miguel Ângelo also used social media to leave a message to his professional colleague and friend. “Stupid deaths, too soon … We have shared the stage many times and are now resting in peace on another bigger stage, Rui Martins,” he wrote.