Rio de Janeiro Carnaval director ‘Laíla’ dies of Covid-19

He was admitted to Hospital Israelita Albert Sabin in Rio's North Zone with Covid-19. Laíla had received the first dose of the vaccine against the disease in March. Samba School Beija-Flor confirmed the information about his death.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - One of the most famous samba school "carnavalescos" (Carnaval directors), Luiz Fernando Ribeiro do Carmo, known as Laíla, died this Friday, June 18, at the age of 78, as a result of Covid-19 . The information was confirmed by samba school Beija-Flor.

"Laíla leaves behind a legion of admirers who saw him revolutionize the show at the Marquês de Sapucaí in more than 50 years of work," reads the statement of the school where he worked for almost 30 years.

The carnavalesco, who had worked with a half-dozen samba schools in . . .

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