Joao Carreiro country singer dies at 41

João Carreiro, country singer, dies at 41

Country music lost one of its biggest names on Wednesday night (3).

Singer João Carreiro, whose name made a name for himself alongside his career partner Capataz, died at the age of 41 after heart surgery.

The death was confirmed by the singer's former stage colleague and wife, Francine Caroline, via Instagram.

João was born in Cuiabá (MT) and underwent a procedure to implant a heart valve. He suffered from mitral valve prolapse, a condition that causes irregular heartbeat, palpitations and shortness of breath.

During the morning, the singer published a story on Instagram in which he informed his approximately 983,000 followers about the procedure.

“I will be undergoing a medical procedure and will be off the internet for a few days, but rest assured everything will be fine. Heavenly Father takes care of you,” he said.

In the afternoon, his wife Caroline Francine reported in a publication that the operation was successful and João's heart is now functioning with the valve. Three hours later, she published a new post asking her husband for prayers. The singer died shortly afterwards.

There is no information yet about the artist's wake.

Capataz mourned his friend's death in a post on Instagram.

“I received this sad news next to my daughter, she is now 21 years old, I remember when we started (she in her mother's womb). She cried next to me. Nobody but us will know what we experienced. God knows my heart. Go to peace João, God comfort your family and welcome you with open arms (sic),” published the compatriot.


On the road since 2006, the duo João Carreiro and Capataz scored hits that were well received by country audiences, such as “Bruto, Rústico e Sistemático” and “Xique Bacanizado”.

On Spotify, the duo has 902.9 thousand monthly listeners and during their eight years on tour they have released seven albums. João Carreiro has been performing alone since 2014.

His last show took place at the turn of the year in the town of Pedra Preta (240 km from Cuiabá).

In addition to his wife, João Carreiro leaves behind a daughter

Names from country music also paid tribute to the singer, such as the duo Jads and Jadson.

Singer Ana Castela, an upandcoming name in the genre, also spoke about the loss. “May God comfort the hearts of all of João Carreiro’s family, friends and fans. He was an excellent country singer,” he posted on X formerly Twitter.