Francisco Adam

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Francisco Adam (August 13, 1983; Lisbon – April 16, 2006; Alcochete) was a Portuguese actor, best known for his humorous role as Dino, short for Bernardino Esteves, in the Portuguese youth telenovela Morangos com Açúcar.

Francisco grew up in the village of Runa, near Torres Vedras. At the age of 18, he moved to Lisbon to become a model, first for Elite Models and later for On Fashion. After 4 years of working for fashion and advertisement campaigns, Francisco was cast in Morangos com Açúcar. He had a considerable following on the Internet, mostly from Portuguese teenage girls, who nicknamed him the Dino-man.

Death[edit]

Francisco died in a car accident near Alcochete, at 0350 UTC on April 16, 2006 (Easter Sunday), at the age of 22, after an autograph signing session at a nightclub in Coruche. Autopsy confirmed the presence of cocaine and alcohol on his system at the time of death.

According to TVI, Francisco was supposed to become the central character in Morangos com Açúcar in the following season.