[1982-1985] Was the lead singer of rock group Barão Vermelho.
He was close friend with singers Bebel Gilberto, Ney Matogrosso, Lobão, Paulo Ricardo, Sandra de Sá, Orlando Moraes and actor Lauro Corona.
After his death, his mother Lucinha Araújo, created the 'Sociedade Viva Cazuza' [Viva Cazuza Society], to help people with AIDS.
Parents: João Araújo and Maria Lúcia Araújo.
Was an only child.
His friend, Bebel Gilberto, is the niece of singer Chico Buarque. Marieta Severo, who portrayed Cazuza's mother, Lucinha Araújo, in Cazuza: Time Doesn't Stop (2004), was married to Chico Buarque.
Godfather of Jorge de Sá, the son of his friend Sandra de Sá.
Was bisexual. Had relationships with Patrícia Casé, Denise Dumont, Sergio Maciel, Maria Zilda Bethlem, Ney Matogrosso and Caio Fernando Abreu.