A celebrity hairdresser dubbed “Cristiano Ronaldo’s crimper” has been stabbed to death in a Swiss hotel room.
Ricardo Marques Ferreira has been named as the murder victim whose body was found by a cleaner at a business hotel in Zurich’s Albisrieden neighbourhood on Friday.
Portugal’s leading tabloid Correio da Manha today linked him to the former Real Madrid and Man United star, describing him as “ Cristiano Ronaldo ’s hairdresser.”
The hair stylist and make-up artist, from the island of Madeira like Cristiano, posted a photo on social media of him putting the final touches to the footballer’s look for a September 2015 photoshoot.
The dead man, whose body was discovered around 2pm on Friday, was found in bed with multiple stab wounds. The murder weapon was not found at the scene.
Police in Zurich have arrested a 39-year-old, it was confirmed on Sunday morning. The detainee is understood to be a Brazilian national.
There has been no official comment on the possible motive for the crime.
Local reports said several guests had phoned reception hours before the grim discovery to complain about noise coming from the victim’s room.
The scene the cleaner came across has been described as “horrific”, with reports the room he was in smelt intensely of alcohol.