Sadly, some entertainers have died while performing, but this is something new entirely.
Brazilian soap star Domingos Montagner drowned in the Sao Francisco River in Caninde yesterday. He had filmed scenes for his show Velho Chico before, according to the AP. He had gone swimming with costar Camila Pitanga, who was able to get out when a current pulled him away. She alerted authorities, who found his body hours later, lodged between two rocks 60 feet below the surface.
Sadly, Us Weekly has reported that locals didn’t intervene when they heard Pitanga’s cries for help “because they thought the stars were shooting a scene for the show.”
Police chief Antonio Francisco Filho explained, “They thought they had chosen a safe spot to swim, but that is one of the most dangerous areas in the town of Caninde and usually avoided by locals.”
Montagner has left behind his wife, Luciana Lima, and three children.
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