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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The musician Bira, bass player of the Jô Soares Show, died on Sunday morning, December 22nd, at the age of 85, in São Paulo.

The information has been confirmed by relatives.

He had been hospitalized since last Friday, December 20th, at Sancta Maggiore Hospital, in Mooca, East Zone of the city, after suffering a stroke.

Born in Salvador, Ubirajara Penacho dos Reis became known as "Bira do Jô".

He was one of the members of Sexteto, a band that included Tomati (electric guitar), Osmar Barutti (piano), Chiquinho Oliveira (trumpet), Derico (saxophone) and Miltinho (drums).

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