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She received the Platino lifetime achievement award of honor at the 1st Edition of the Latino Awards. “José, my love”

Sônia Braga as Dona Flor and José Wilker as Vadinho
Sônia Braga as Dona Flor and José Wilker as Vadinho

Sonia Braga used her Facebook page to say that she dedicated her award to her friend José Wilker , who died this Saturday morning (5). Honored at the 1st edition of the Latino Awards, which honors the best Latin-American movies of the year, at the Anayansi Theater, in Panama, Sonia received the lifetime achievement Platino Award . “I have just arrived home from the Platino Awards, this is my homage to an incredible person, who I cared about greatly and loved in my life” wrote the actress, in the caption which showed the trophy.

Sônia also published her speech from the event. “Personally, I have enjoyed every single second that I have stood in front of the camera. But I didn’t do it alone. Nobody can. So I would like to thank everyone who has shared the journey of my career. I would like to ask your permission now, as an actress and as a friend, for everything that we lived together, for my great love, to dedicate this award and all the honor and applause for this great Latin-American actor and friend, José Wilker, my companion from ‘ Dona Flor ’ who left us this morning. This is for you, José , my love”, said the actress upon receiving the trophy.