January 28, 2023

Gilson Ricardo, Rio de Janeiro sports radio icon, dies

Announcer Gilson Ricardo passed away today (22), at the age of 74, as a result of a Heart attack withers. Radio Tubi confirmed the death during a live broadcast as well as on social networks.

  • Gilsão, as he was known, has worked at Rádio Tupi since 2015 presenting Bola em Jogo. He even participated in the Sunday edition of the show before he suffered a heart attack.
  • Born in Petropolis (RJ), the broadcaster has worked for 35 years at Rádio Globo, as well as being part of radio and television stations.
  • He was a big fan of Flamengo.

Heavenly Father called a great professional to join his sports team. Our dear Gilson Ricardo passed away not long ago, in his home, in Ilha do Governador. He had a heart attack at the age of 74. Gelsau played the ball in the game today at noon and at 3 pm, usually, with that usual joy, playing. Now at night, he’s had dinner, he’s put on his pajamas for bed, and according to Marissa, his wife, he’s not answering calls.”Wellington Campos announced, live, on Rádio Tupi.

After his death was announced, Gilson received many tributes from fellow former professionals and also from Rubro-negro.

The Clube de Regatas do Flamengo is deeply saddened by the passing of radio presenter, broadcaster and pioneer Black Red Gelson Ricardo. So much strength to the family and friends at this very sad time. Rest in peace GilsonThe club wrote on Twitter.

It is very difficult to find words at this very difficult time. We lost Gelson Ricardo tonight due to a heart attack. Gilson was an exceptional man, he had an undeniable dynamism and undoubtedly made his name in the history of Brazilian communications”Said Jose Carlos Araujo, announcer of Tupi.