The presenter and radiologist Raimundo Varela died on the fifth day of the week (7), at the age of 75. An information confirmed by the team of TV Itapoan, affiliate of Record in Bahia.
Varela was a native of Salvador and began a career in radio in the decade of the 1970s. He became known for presenting the program Balanço General, of TV Itapoan, which went on to be shown on the national network in 1997.
The presenter was also one of the founders of the newspaper A Tarde, in 1984.
Varela leaves four children and a neta.
In note, a TV Itapoan lamented the death of the presenter. “Raimundo Varela was a professional of great importance for Brazilian television. He leaves a legacy of credibility and professionalism”, he said in the statement.
The governor of Bahia, Rui Costa, also mourned the death of Varela. “Raimundo Varela was a great communicator and a professional who marked the history of Brazilian television. His death is a loss for Bahia and for Brazil”, said the governor.
The entry of Raimundo Varela will be held in this sexta-feira (8), at the Campo Santo Cemetery, in Salvador.