Charlie Brown Jr. Frontman Found Dead Of Suspected Medication Overdose
By Staff Writer | March 07, 2013 09:21 AM EST
Charlie Brown Jr. leader, Chorão, was found dead in his apartment last night in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Chorão, whose real name was Alexandre Magno Abrão, was the frontman for the Brazilian rock group Charlie Brown Jr.
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Early Wednesday morning he was pronounced dead on arrival by emergency responders.
The cause of his death is still unknown, but a full investigation is underway.
His driver reportedly found him unconscious in his home and called the Service Mobile Emergency Care immediately, but it was too late, Chorão was already dead.
Sao Paulo police stated they received a call at 5:18 a.m. for "verification of natural death in an apartment."
Investigators on the case have ruled out foul play and one talked to local news reporters saying, "Apparently it was not murder."
Authorities are now speculating the musician's death was the result of a medication overdose or related to some other form of substance abuse. No one has indicated if police are investigating it as a suicide.
The singer was 42 at the time of his death.
Chorão, which means "Big Crying" In Portuguese, was a controversial singer and composer. He was the only remaining original member of the band Charlie Brown Jr.
The band was formed in 1992 and Chorão was the frontman until his death this week.
When the band was first formed, they played shows for quite a while with no official name. It wasn't until Chorão crashed his car into a coconut shack that was named "Charlie Brown" that the band members finally agreed on a solidified image.
Musically, Charlie Brown Jr. was heavily influenced by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Suicidal Tendencies, and Rage Against the Machine. They have released 9 studio and 3 live albums.
Charlie Brown Jr.'s next show was scheduled for March 22 at Campo Grande, in Rio de Janeiro.
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