The ceremony was restricted to friends and family; Ana Maria Braga was present
After a funeral in Rio de Janeiro, last Tuesday (3), and another funeral in Sao Paulo, this Wednesday (4), Tom Veiga, Louro Jose’s interpreter, was buried in the Horto cemetery, in the north of Sao Paulo.
The ceremonies were restricted to friends and family, but even so, many fans went to the cemetery door to pay the last tribute to Tom Veiga. According to A Tarde e Sua, fans will be able to enter the cemetery as soon as the funeral is over and family and friends leave the place. Presenter Ana Maria Braga, who has been recording Mais Você from São Paulo, also attended the funeral.
Cause of death
The conclusion of the report of the Legal Medical Institute (IML) released on Monday morning (2), points out that the cause of Tom Veiga’s death was an intracranial hemorrhage due to a ruptured cerebral aneurysm. In other words, Tom suffered a hemorrhagic stroke, which occurs when an artery or vein ruptures inside the brain, leaking blood.
The family of the interpreter of Louro Jose, 47, has not yet decided whether the funeral will be held in Rio de Janeiro, where he lived, or in Sao Paulo.
However, Mais Voce emphasized that a funeral should be held in Rio so that friends can pay their last respects and say goodbye to Tom.
He leaves four children, Amanda, Alissa, Adrian, and Diego.
Ana Maria Braga: ‘I feel like a mother who loses a child’
The presenter of Mais Voce gathered her strength and commanded the morning show live, at Estúdios Globo, in São Paulo, this Monday (2). Very emotional and crying, she talked about her feeling and the relationship she had with Tom Veiga, who was found dead on Sunday (1).
“He sided with me for the past 25 years, brought an idea to life and suddenly that idea became a reality. I’m not just losing Tom, I’m losing a great friend. We never argued, we never fought, I always considered him my son. It was Louro e, Tom, ”he said.
“I came thinking about how I was going to get here and say good morning to you because it hurts a lot. I feel like a mother who loses a child. That was it. As much as my entire production and the direction of the house were concerned about me, I couldn’t help being here, noisy inside, without leaving this last tribute ”, he said.
Ana explained that the concern started when he did not appear in Sao Paulo on Sunday afternoon (1), as he always did, to record early the next morning.
“On Friday (30), after a very fun program, we said ‘see you Monday, good weekend’ and today he would be here because he was part of the week in Rio de Janeiro and part here in São Paulo until he changed definitely. Yesterday, he didn’t come and his closest friends were surprised. They went to his house and found him lifeless”.
“I received the news afterward and I was unable to realize the idea that I had lost much of the joy that this boy gave me. In all these years, the tone was a mysterious figure for you, because the one who appeared was Louro ”, he said.
Before showing videos of people from the Mais Voce team reverencing Tom Veiga, Ana Maria Braga stated that he was very dear to everyone and emphasized that it was not just because he died.
“With the grace of God, I am surrounded by people who like what he does and he was surrounded by a lot of joy. Everyone loved Tom, it’s not now that he died that we’re talking about it. We never had an argument, it was something I always repeated because it is rare because there is no marriage without an argument. We were confidants of each other, told things, and didn’t talk to anyone”.
She stated that she did not want a heavy tone on the program and that the day would be a tribute and thanks.
“I don’t want this program to be a heavy thing in anyone’s heart, I cry with joy that I had the opportunity to have this man by my side.”