According to a source from the Galeria Fernando Santos, with which the painter had a friendly relationship, the artist died at the age of 67, in the early hours of Wednesday morning, victim of cancer. Francisco Laranjo was intending to plan a new exhibition for next year, in this same gallery, located in the Oporto.Francisco was born in Lamego, a city in the district of Viseu, in 1955. He graduated in Fine Arts at the Oporto School of Fine Arts and had a scholarship from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in the Netherlands and Egypt, and from the Goethe-Institut in Germany.Since 1979 he has exhibited individually and collectively in Portugal and abroad. His work is represented in museums and public collections, such as the Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso Museum, in Amarante, and the Serralves Foundation Museum of Contemporary Art, in Oporto. He was also a professor at the school where he graduated, and has been a speaker and guest lecturer at several universities, located in Paris, the United Kingdom and Brazil.