The Portuguese entrepreneur Manuel Reis, founder and owner of the discotheque Lux Frágil, one of the most emblematic nightclubs in the city of Lisbon, died at the age of 71, this Sunday (25), following compilations caused by cancer. The death was first confirmed on Facebook by the President of the Board of Arroios, Margarida Martins, former colleague of work of the businessman.
An unfortunate news. Manuel Reis marked the night of Lisbon since the 80’s being one of the greatest activists in the renovation of Bairro Alto in the decade. Through the opening of the “Frágil” space, brought to Lisbon its passion for music and entertainment. In 1998, Reis again ventured. The shy “Frágil” space gives way to the country’s largest nightclub, the Lux, which has hosted big names from Dance Scene ever since. Far more than just the night spots, they both affirmed themselves as cultural boosters. The club celebrates in 2018 twenty years of existence.
“It was Lisbon today, the city he chose, the city that now says farewell to one of its greatest inventors. Manuel has made this city, our world and our lives bigger,” says Lux-Frágil in a statement .
The funeral ceremony is scheduled for tomorrow night at the Thalia Theater in Lisbon. The hour has yet to be defined.
The Wide Future team takes the opportunity to express its condolences to all family and friends.