Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer, born December 15, 1907, his death was announced early this Friday. The news was published on the twitter of journalist Luis Nassif, but later, Nassif denis these news on his own blog. On the other hand, the advisory Press unit at the Samaritan Hospital did not confirm Niemeyer’s death. However, according to the information released Friday by the hospital where Niemeyer is admitted in Rio de Janeiro, his condition has been deteriorated rapidly after he visited the hospital on Tuesday and had to be sent to an intensive care unit to receive more continuous and close monitoring.


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This was the third hospitalization this year by Oscar Niemeyer. In May and in October he was taken to hospital suffering from dehydration. is the Brazilian architect named most influential in Modern Architecture. He was a pioneer in the exploration of the constructive possibilities of reinforced concrete and plastic, and therefore had great national and international fame since the 1940s.

Niemeyer is held up as one of Brazil’s greatest national treasures, and he seems as spry as ever. He is at work on a cultural center in Aviles, Spain, and another in Niteroi, just south of Rio de Janeiro. He recently unveiled a new line of furniture at the Art Basel Miami fair. And last year he married his longtime secretary, Vera Lúcia Cabreira.

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