José Gentil Rosa is confirmed dead at the age of 80.
José was best known as a Brazilian politician.
Zé Gentil
City councilor of Caxias
In office
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Maranhão
In office
In office
In office
2019 – June 15, 2020
Personal details
Born(1940-05-18)May 18, 1940
Caxias, Maranhão, Brazil
DiedJune 15, 2020(2020-06-15) (aged 80)
Teresina, Piauí, Brazil
Political partyRepublicans (Brazil) (PRB)
Other political
ProfessionPolitician, Businessman
José Gentil Rosa (May 18, 1940 – June 15, 2020), better known simply as Zé Gentil, was a Brazilian politician and businessman from the state of Maranhão.
Gentil started his political career in 1982 when he ran for a spot as City councilor of his birth city of Caxias. He secured enough votes for election and remained in City council from 1983 to 1987.
In 1986, he was elected Member of the Legislative Assembly of Maranhão. He kept his position from 1987 to 1991.
In 1994, Gentil was again elected for the Legislative Assembly of Maranhão. His second tenure lasted from 1995 to 1999.
In 2018, he was elected State Deputy for the third and last time. He remained in power from 2019 to his death.
Personal life and death
Gentil had four sons, one of them, Flávio Gentil is also a politician and the incumbent Mayor of Caxias.
On June 15, 2020, Gentil died in Teresina at the age of 80 due to complications brought on by COVID-19.
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