Former Child Actor, Netflix Star Dead at Age 42 After Horrific Crash

January 24, 2019Jan 24, 2019

A tragic car accident has claimed the life of a former child actor and current Netflix star. According to reports, Brazilian actor Caio Junqueira has died at the age of 42 a week after the horrific car accident.

"The star of Netflix series O Mecanismo (The Mechanism) died in the early hours of Wednesday morning in Rio de Janeiro's Miguel Couto Hospital. Caio, a former child star who started acting at the age of seven, had crashed his car into a tree at high speeds on January 16," according to the Mirror.

Caio was reportedly rushed to a local hospital. He was said to have suffered severe chest trauma in the incident and also to have lost a lot of blood. He did not survive from his injuries.

Witnesses have said they believe his vehicle crossed the center lane before hitting a tree very violently. At this time, officials are working to determine what exactly caused the wreck.

"Colleagues and friends started a social media campaign for blood donations, but Caio succumbed to his injuries at 5.15am on Wednesday. The actor's body was taken to the São João Batista Cemetery on Thursday for viewing," reported the Mirror.

Please join us in praying for his family during this sad time. Fans reached out on social media and expressed their heartfelt condolences and tributes to the late actor.

"Rest in peace Caio Junqueira you were a good actor loved you in soap operas in the movies everywhere in the world thank you very much for making my days happy God light your way in heaven I love you," wrote one fan on Twitter.

"I have no personal link with him, but I’m truly sad about the death of Brazilian actor #CaioJunqueira , today. He suffered a car crash last Wednesday. Famous for “Elite Squad”. First of his films I watched was “O que é isso, companheiro?”, one of my favorites. R.I.P.," wrote another fan.

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