Thalía devastated after Brazilian TV icon friend dies: 'this one hurts a lot'

Gugu Liberato passed away after suffering a tragic accident at his home.

Thalía joins millions of fans in mourning the loss of famed television presenter Gugu Liberato. "This one hurts a lot," she wrote in an emotional tribute to the Brazilian host on social media. The 48-year-old Mexican superstar went on to credit Gugu for her great success in Brazil and open up about his legacy. "Brazil is in mourning," she wrote initially. "My dear Gugu left us today. We will always remember you with much love. Lots of light for your children, family and friends. Friend Gugu, thanks for being part of my love story with Brazil. Rest in peace, Gugu."

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Thalía featured sweet moments between her and Gugu in a video tribute

Along with a sweet video tribute, Thalía elaborated on her raw emotions. "This one hurts a lot. #Gugu was undoubtedly the link between my people from Brazil and me," she typed. "My soap operas and my music were a great success in Brazil, but Gugu created the love story between audiences and artists. He made that love stronger with each of my visits. Gugu united so many hearts, with joy, with celebration, with music. He entertained us with his unique style."

"I know that today, wherever he is, he will be entertaining and having a big party around him," she continued. "An era ends with him, when television reigned over the internet and where the great family of Brazil enjoyed their artists in front of the screen at the hands of our Gugu. I am very nostalgic and sad about this one. Thanks for so much my dear, Gugu!"

Antônio Augusto de Moraes Liberato, known as Gugu, passed away after suffering an accident at his home in Orlando, Florida this past Wednesday, November 20. The 60-year-old was left in critical condition after reportedly falling off his roof and injuring his head. His death was confirmed on Friday, November 22. Our thoughts go out to Gugu’s family at this time.

Read more on stars we've lost this year here.

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