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Jiu-Jitsu world champion shot and killed in Brazil

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion Leandro Lo died on Sunday after being shot in the head, his lawyer confirmed to Reuters.

Leandro Lo had won 8 world championships as a black belt since 2012

Leandro Lo of Brazil is shown in this 2014 file photo. The eight time world champion was shot in the head during an altercation in Sao Paulo, authorities told Reuters. (File/Getty Images)

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion Leandro Lo died on Sunday after being shot in the head, his lawyer confirmed to Reuters.

The 33-year-old Lo, whose full name was Leandro Lo Pereira do Nascimento, was at a concert in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo when he got into an altercation with another man and was shot in the forehead.

He was taken to hospital but was declared brain dead hours later.

Lo was one of the most successful Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes of all time, having won eight world championships as a black belt since 2012.

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