Mr. Catra

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Mr. Catra
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Mr. Catra in 2015
Wagner Domingues Costa

(1968-11-05)November 5, 1968
DiedSeptember 9, 2018(2018-09-09) (aged 49)
São Paulo, Brazil
Other names
  • Mr. Catra
  • singer
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
  • activist
  • actor
Years active1980–2017
Children33 (1 deceased)
Musical career
  • Galerão Records
Associated acts

Wagner Domingues Costa (5 November 1968 – 9 September 2018), known professionally as Mr. Catra, was a Brazilian funk singer and actor.[1] He was known in Brazilian pop culture for his large number of children, having two wives, and his famous laugh at the beginning or ending of his songs.[2]



Mr. Catra graduated in law and was a polyglot, speaking English, French, German and Hebrew, besides his native Brazilian Portuguese.[2]


He had 33[3] recognized children with 18 women,[4] Catra used to say that "he always adds 2 because he never knows if he has more (children) around that he doesn't know of". He never asked for a paternity test. Two of his children are adopted and are HIV positive. He had been with one of his three wives for 22 years.[5] One of his sons died aged 5 years old, leaving the singer traumatized by his loss.[4] In 2011 he converted to Judaism.[6]


Catra was diagnosed with stomach cancer in January 2017[7] and died on September 9, 2018.[8]


  • O Bonde dos Justos (1994)
  • O Segredo do Altíssimo (1996)
  • O Fiel (1999)
  • Bonde do Tesão (2001)
  • Proibidão Liberado (2004)
  • Humildade é Tudo (2007)
  • Poder da Favela (2008)
  • Com Todo Respeito ao Samba (2012)


  1. ^ "Mr. Catra - Album Discography". AllMusic.
  2. ^ a b "Interview with O Globo".
  3. ^ Braziliense, Correio (11 August 2017). "Funkeiro Mr. Catra será pai... pela TRIGÉSIMA TERCEIRA vez".
  4. ^ a b "Mr. Catra revela que perdeu um filho de 5 anos: "Me traumatizou muito"".
  5. ^ "Passamos um dia com o Mr. Catra, e ele abriu o jogo sobre mulheres, família, religião e drogas". 28 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Sucesso no 'BBB' e nas ruas, Mr. Catra, agora judeu, diz que a monogamia é um erro" (in Portuguese). O Globo. 28 February 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Mr. Catra revela que trata câncer no estômago e passará por cirurgia". G1 (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2018-09-09.
  8. ^ "Mr. Catra morre em São Paulo aos 49 anos". G1 (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2018-09-09.

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