Pedro Lima Wiki – Pedro Lima Biography
Pedro Manuel Barata de Macedo Lima was a Portuguese-Angolan actor, best known for appearing in telenovelas in Portugal. He is also a former Olympic swimmer. He was found dead at about 10 am this Saturday at Abano beach in Cascais, according to a source from the Maritime Authority.
Age and Earlier Life – biografia
Lima was born on April 20, 1971, in Luanda, Angola, and died on 20 June 2020 at the age of 49.
Wife and Children
Lima was married to model Anna Westerlund, with whom he had four children. He also had an adult son from a previous relationship with Patrícia Piloto.
He is also a former Olympic swimmer. He won the gold medal in the Men’s 50 m freestyle and a bronze in the Men’s 100 m butterfly.
As of 2018, Lima holds two national records for Angola the 50 m freestyle record set at the 1991 All-Africa Games of 23.98 seconds and the 100 m backstroke record of 59.30 seconds.
After being invited to host a TV show about cinema called Magacine, he has had roles in Portuguese soap operas like O Último Beijo, Ninguém como Tu, Fala-me de Amor, Ilha dos Amores and A Outra. He also starred in the 2009 movie Second Life.
Pedro Lima was playing a character in the soap opera Amar Demais, to be broadcast on TVI.
TVI has already regretted the actor’s “unexpected and brutal departure”, considering that this is a “shocking day that opens a storm of emotions and leaves huge grief among everyone”.
The television station considers Pedro Lima “one of the most versatile actors of his generation” and “a worker in this industry, in cinema, theater and television”, who was “always available, always friendly, always ready to work”.
Death and Cause – Suicide
According to a source from the Maritime Authority, people close to the actor expressed their concern about the absence of Pedro Lima in the morning, at about 8:20 am, because of a letter left by him, having this security force alerted the Maritime Police and the captain of the Port of Cascais activated the search means. The body was found at 10:20 am by elements of a lifeboat.
According to a source from the National Maritime Authority, everything points to the actor who had committed suicide. The actor’s car, who had five children and was a surfer, was found with his belongings at the entrance to Abano beach, parked on the cliff, while the body was eventually discovered on the beach line by a speedboat from the Instituto de Socorros to Castaways.
Speaking at lunchtime to the media, Rui Teixeira, responsible for the captaincy of the port of Cascais, explained that this former competition athlete sent two farewell messages to two friends this morning, at 6h58. These were the ones to alert the authorities. In any case, the death will now be investigated by the Judiciary Police, which is already at the scene, together with a psychologist from the National Institute of Medical Emergency.