This Wednesday (27), Ayrton Senna’s father, Milton da Silva, died of natural causes, aged 94. Miltão, as he was called, was also the father of Viviane and Leonardo, the result of his marriage to Neyde Joana Senna, now 85 years old.
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According to the press office of the three-time Formula 1 world champion, he was instrumental in his son’s racing career. The family built their personal fortune in the business of buying and selling cars and investing in civil construction.
“Mr. Milton Guirado Theodoro da Silva, father of Ayrton Senna, died this Wednesday. Our feelings for all family and friends. Thank you, ‘Miltão'”, wrote the official website of the pilot.
Miltão became even more reclusive after Ayrton’s tragic accident in May 1994. According to close friends in an interview with R7, the father rarely attended the races and rarely visited the institute named after his son, in São Paulo.
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