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Birth name Francisco Jozenilton Veloso
Born (1971-05-08)8 May 1971
Coremas, Paraíba, Brazil
Died 14 January 2016(2016-01-14) (aged 44)
Campina Grande, Paraíba, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Genres Satire

Francisco Jozenilton Veloso (8 May 1971 – 14 January 2016), better known by his pseudonym and stage name Shaolin, was a Brazilian cartoonist, caricaturist, humorist, comedian and media presenter.


He was born in Coremas, Paraíba. He started his career at the Teatro Municipal Severino Cabral in Campina Grande. He also worked as a presenter on Rádio Campina Grande and drew cartoons for the newspapers A Palavra, Jornal da Paraíba and Revista Nordeste.


His best-known shows are Domingão do Faustão, Show do Tom; and most recently Tudo è Possível ("All is possible") with Ana Hickmann, in which he satirized Brazilian celebrities, for example Leonardo, Joelma (singer in the duo Banda Calypso) and Zezé di Camargo.

Tiririca e Shaolin
Shaolin and his friend Tiririca


On 19 January 2011, Shaolin was seriously injured in a traffic accident when his car collided with a truck in Campina Grande on the highway BR-230.

Until May he remained in a coma in intensive care, and then left hospital to go home although he had not recovered from his injuries.

In September 2012 he began communicating again using movements of his eyelid helped by a machine.


In December 1994 he married Laudiceia Veloso, with whom he had two children.


On 14 January 2016, Shaolin died following a myocardial infarction.

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