The cow had escaped from a farm near the man’s home and was grazing on a hill near his home.
The house sits against the side of a hill and it’s believed the animal stepped from the ground into the roof of the home and crashed through, landing on Joao Maria de Souza who was sleeping next to his wife.
De Souza’s family told The Independent that Joao refused to go to the doctor and died the next day from internal bleeding and other injuries.
De Souza’s mother was distraught "I didn't bring my son up to be killed by a falling cow," she said.
Media in Caratinga, Brazil report De Souza’s brother was just as incredulous “being crushed by a cow in your bed is the last way you expect to leave this earth," he noted.
Joao’s wife and the cow, were unhurt.