Bruno Portella Fricks



Age: 22


Summary: event organizer and business student at the Federal University of Santa Maria who had been hospitalized in critical condition at an intensive care unit for almost a week from smoke inhalation-related injuries suffered in the deadly January 27 KISS discotheque nightclub fire that was set off by Brazilian country pop music band Gurizada Fandangueira's pyrotechnics as the blaze reportedly killed more than 230 people (and counting) and also seriously injured over 120 others including his girlfriend Jessica Duarte da Rosa during a concert held at a party organized by students from six universities and technical courses at the Federal University of Santa Maria becoming one of the most second-deadliest fire disaster in the history of Brazil since 1961, in which the incident bore similarities to the February 2003 fire at The Station nightclub in the U.S. state of Rhode Island because it was a high-casualty fire caused by illegal indoor use of outdoor pyrotechnics.



Cause of Death: Injuries sustained in a nightclub fire


Born: January 13, 1991


Died: February 2, 2013


Location: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil