Influencer Gideone Felix ‘is killed in horror motorbike crash’: Internet star who gained fame posting videos of his dogs ‘dies after going off a cliff while riding with his wife in Brazil’
A popular Brazilian influencer died after falling off a cliff while riding his motorcycle with his wife.
Gideone Félix, 40, reportedly lost control of his bicycle after cornering too quickly on a highway in Bahia state, Brazil, sending him flying over a ledge.
The popular figure, who has 1 million adoring followers on TikTok, was pronounced dead at the scene on November 18 after suffering severe head trauma.
His wife, who has not been named, was taken to a hospital in the municipality of Eunápolis and is reportedly in a stable condition.
Felix, who became popular for sharing content featuring his prized pit bulls on social media, received many heartfelt tributes following news of his death in Brazil.
User ‘gilson.debora.soares’ commented: ‘No one is prepared for such a sudden death, my condolences to everyone and the family.’
Gideone Felix with his pet in an undated photo. The influencer died in a crash on Saturday
Felix had hundreds of thousands of followers, many of whom turned out to express their condolences
Felix was pronounced dead on Saturday. His wife is in stable condition
Felix was Reportedly was driving on the BR-101 highway near Itapebi Municipality when he crashed on Saturday.
His wife, who traveled with him, was not named by authorities. The Technical Police (DPT) confirmed the incident to local media.
Photos shared in room media It appeared to show a blue motorcycle lying in the grass after the accident.
Devastated by his tragic death, Felix’s Instagram followers did not hesitate to share their condolences on his profile.
Instagram user ‘erikalugooliveira’ said: ‘Unbelievable!! God comfort everyone and the beloved dogs!’
User ‘ivanabatistadacosta’ added: ‘I heard about the owner’s death yesterday… At that time I was thinking about the pets.
“May God comfort his family, friends and us, his followers, who were mesmerized by this beautiful family.”
“I hope the babies aren’t abandoned,” another woman wrote about his beloved dogs, as reported by Globo.
About 193,000 people followed Felix on the photo-sharing app Instagram, along with more than 300,000 on YouTube and a million on TikTok.
Felix rose to fame by sharing videos of his dogs, Big, Rico, Paçoca and Pipoca, in the country of 214 million people.
Through his channels, he often shared content debunking the myths that races were inherently violent.
Only on Friday, he shared a clip of another popular influencer’s American XL Bully, writing: ‘Guys, look at this beautiful thing. From our friend @hannah__americanbully.’
In October, another popular social media influencer died after a motorcycle accident in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Felix often tried to demystify assumptions about pit bulls with his content
Alana Paiva, 21 (pictured) died from injuries she sustained in a separate October collision that occurred in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Local reports claim Ms Paiva was riding on the back of her friend’s bicycle at the time of the crash, which is said to have occurred on October 12.
Alana Paiva, 21, died of her injuries in hospital after a minibus driver allegedly crashed into her and her boyfriend and failed to stop.
Local reports claimed that Ms Paiva was riding on the back of her friend’s bicycle at the time of the crash, which is said to have occurred on October 12.
She was taken to hospital and placed in an induced coma before reportedly dying ten days later.
The minibus is said to have made an illegal turn at an intersection, colliding head-on with the pair, causing the bike’s handlebars to come loose.
Ms Paiva’s friend Uilblim, 43, was apparently lucid and able to speak to emergency services after the bus driver reportedly fled the scene.
Tragically, he is also said to have died in hospital a few hours after the horror crash. He leaves behind an eight-year-old daughter.