It has been 4 years since the phenomenal Brazilian musician, guitarist, and big fan of Dire Straits passed away. Willian Soares da Silva will always be remembered as one of the best street performers and guitarists that Brazil ever had.
Lee was born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on September 22, 1970. Unfortunately, due to the problems that he had in 2017 with pancreatic cancer, on July 3, 2017, Willian passed away at the age of 46.
His performances and street cover versions at the time went viral on the internet, especially on YouTube. Thanks to Facebook and YouTube his videos reached millions of people all over the world and counted millions of views. Unfortunately, Willian in his career has recorded just one solo gospel album.
It is a deep sadness that Willian is no longer among his citizens on the streets of his hometown of Belo Horizonte. He will be remembered as a positive person and a man who loved music and guitar instrument.
Willian was a big and loyal fan of the music of Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler. That was seen through his street performances in Brazil where he has played famous classic songs such as “Money for Nothing”, “Sultans of Swing”, “So Far Away”, and many other songs.
This blog post article is in his honor and long memory. Now, we would like to remind all Brazilian fans and people who knew him with some of his solo performances.