Director Jorge Fernando (1955-2019) died around 8 pm on Sunday (27), at 64, at the Copa Star hospital in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro. The information comes from columnist Lu Lacerda. In addition to her, two friends of Jorge Fernando, also director Gloria Perez and actress Zezé Motta, also made mourning posts on social networks.
Jorginho, as he was known to friends and colleagues, suffered a stroke in January 2017 and has since struggled to overcome the after-effects of stroke. He is reported to have had an aneurysm – an abnormal, localized dilation of a blood vessel, especially an artery.
“The Copa Star Hospital reports that patient Jorge Fernando died late Sunday evening, after being admitted late in the afternoon due to cardiac arrest due to a dissecting complete aortic aneurysm. Despite all efforts, it was not possible to reverse the The Hospital sympathizes with the pain of relatives and friends, “the hospital said in a note sent to the Uol portal later.
Jorge Fernando’s last work was as director of TV Globo’s Summer 90 soap opera, which came to an end in July. But he acted and directed several landmark works on the station and also had several roles in the Magazine Theater.
Irreverent and in full swing, he planned to return with the Boom show in 2020. “The stroke has made my appreciation of life even stronger. When I wake up, I always thank you for my day. This thank you exercise for being alive, of gratitude for the good things, the stroke made me stronger, “he said at a recent news conference before the release of the soap opera.
Several artists and friends of the director mourned the loss. Gloria Perez said she will miss her friend: “One more dear friend leaving so soon! You will be so missed, Jorginho, with your joy, your enthusiasm, your talent … No words here!”.
Singer Mumuzinho also wrote about Jorge Fernando: “It is impossible not to be moved and to regret that such a smile left so soon, but its legacy of joy is great. To family and friends, my feelings and love in this difficult day, and that they can transform this feeling into a longing worthy of the joy that Jorge Fernando had “, he wrote.
Marcelo Adnet also wrote a message on the networks: “What a pity the early departure of the great Jorge Fernando. Boom! I will remember him for his sympathy and his great energy always! Much affection and strength to Dona Hilda Rabello”. Check out posts.
Jorginho was born in March 1955 and began his acting career in the TV series called Ciranda, Cirandinha, in 1978. After years of experience, he was one of the most renowned directors of TV Globo, being responsible for several successful works on the station.
Currently, after directing numerous soap operas – such as Queen of Junk and Chocolate with Pepper, for example – Jorge Fernando was core director of Rede Globo. In the 80s, he stood out for his works through novels that marked the epoch.
The director was also responsible for some periods for taking care of TV names like Angelica and Xuxa. He also directed, for a year, the humorous Sai de Baixo. As an actor, he participated in several works, especially Vamp, in the 1990s.
Another striking success was War of the Sexes (1983), mainly for the anthological scene in which Fernanda Montenegro and Paulo Autran have breakfast. Jorge Fernando was awarded the Paulista Association of Art Critics as the best director, in 1983, alongside Guel Arraes, for the novel.
Jorginho also had a professional career marked by works at the Revista Theater. Among his main works in this field are King Lear (with ‘rustic accent’, or King Leal, in Portuguese); Macbeth, (in Italian accent, or Mas que Beth!?! In Portuguese); Midsummer Night’s Dream (opposite Tony Tornado in torrid love scenes); The Tamed Shrew, (played the part of Tamed); The Merchant of Venice, (played a salesman of turnip greens, turnips and other legumes), and Richard III, playing an evil witch who seduced the grooms and the unwary villagers with their honey lips.