Gugu in 2019.
Antônio Augusto de Moraes Liberato
April 10, 1959
|Died||November 21, 2019 (aged 60)|
|Occupation||TV host, businessman, singer, actor, producer|
|Spouse(s)||Rose Miriam di Matteo|
Gugu was hired by Silvio Santos after writing letters suggesting television shows to be aired. He started in television at age fourteen as a production assistant on the program Domingo no Parque, presented by Silvio Santos on SBT.
He was thought one of the most famous and successful Brazilian television hosts of all time. Shortly before his death, Gugu owned a fortune of about $1 billion built over a career started as an office boy. Gugu set up an empire that includes a television and video production company, sixteen stores that bear his name, a water park and a gas station.
On November 20, 2019, Gugu suffered an accident in his house in Orlando, Florida, when he fell from the ceiling and hit his head. He died the following day, November 21, but his family only released an official note on November 22.