DARK AVENGER singer Mario Linhares has passed away on December 22nd at the age of 45.

Rockshots Records have issued the following statement: “With heavy heart and deep sadness we must confirm that DARK AVENGER’s founder and singer Mario Linhares has passed away yesterday, December 22.

“The world has lost one of the most talented singer and person, an incredible voice that will last forever in our hearts. It was an honour and a gift to work together, and we were lucky enough to meet and share some unforgettable moments with him, here at Rockshots headquarters.

“Upon all, he was an incredible person sincerely in love with life and music, generous and kind as rarely happens in business and everyday life. His legacy won’t be forgotten, and we’ll do everything possible to spread it all around as a proof of how rare and immortal his talent was.

“Our sincere condolences to his family, his beloved wife Désirée and all the guys in DARK AVENGER.”