Heart attack kills brother of Brazilian president

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Mr Odair de Inácio Góis, aged 52, died Tuesday night at 8:30 at the Central Hospital of São Bernardo do Campo, in the state of São Paulo, Brazil.

According to the doctors, he had a heart attack. Inácio was the paternal half-brother of the Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. The funeral will be held at Paulicéia Cemitery in São Bernado do Campo. President Lula had between 17 and 25 siblings (including half-brothers and half-sisters).