Dubai: 45-year-old popular Goan musician Mario Moreira passes away

Dubai/Panjim, Oct 8 (DWN): Mario Moreira, a Dubai-based Goan musician passed away in Mumbai on Oct 5, was laid to rest in his hometown in Panjim, Goa on Tuesday, Oct 8 according to Khaleej Times report.

Sources said 45-year-old Mario was battling an illness since July this year.

Khaleej Times reports, Mario was a multi-instrumentalist and talented singer, and his death came as a colossal loss to Dubai's Goan and music community. "A parishioner of St Mary's Church in Dubai, Mario was a treasured member of Dubai's expat music community," said Rev Father Andre F Fernandes, the spiritual director for the Goan Community at St Mary's Church.

Mario was was diagnosed with illeness in July. He was undergoing treatment in Mumbai. Unfortunately, he did not make it as everything happened too fast.

His wife Marilyn survives him, and the couple had two children, a daughter aged 12 and a son aged five.

Mario had been in the UAE for over 20 years. He would also teach music to children whenever he found time, according to Khaleej Times.


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  • Julius Carvalho, Dubai

    Wed, Oct 9 2019

    St.Mary Dubai will miss Mario sweet voice.It is really shocking new as the last time I saw him playing and singing is at the function organised to commemorate Silver Jubilee of Fr.Andrew Asst.priest of Dubai Church. RIP departed Soul and God Almighty protect his family.

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  • Suman, Dubai

    Wed, Oct 9 2019

    Dear Marilyn,
    Very sorry to hear about Mario. Our condolences to you and your family.
    Eternal rest, grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. We pray that our Lord brings you and your family the much-needed peace during this sad time.

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  • Clara, Vincent and Calvin, Bombay/ Dubai

    Wed, Oct 9 2019

    Rest in peace Mario. You will surely be missed by all. The music world has lost a great member. Your smile and loving nature will always be remembered by all. May the good Lord give Marilyn and the kids the strength to bear this loss.

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  • Evans C. Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA.

    Wed, Oct 9 2019

    RIP, Mario Moreira. Condolences to his wife and children. Goan community and his fans will miss such a talented musician, singer, and player.

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  • Dr. Zita Lbo, Rak/Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 9 2019

    So much talent lost to the world. Rest in peace.

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  • Hindustani, Manipal/Dubai

    Wed, Oct 9 2019

    Rest in Peace!

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  • Rita, Germany

    Wed, Oct 9 2019

    Very sad.He was too young to leave this world.Heartfelt sympathies to the family.Poor children They are too young to understand his loss.May his soul rest in peace.One thing we notice here.Many talented musicians die at early age without previous any signs. Is it they do they neglect signs of sickness ,to come forward with their love for music?Is music more important than their life or their family.?Sad later their family has to fight for their children,future..

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