He was killed along with 12 other people on 19 January 2008, when a B-200 aircraft headed for Huambo City struck the Serra Mbave mountains in Huambo Province. Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos said that he "was a dynamic, courageous and perspicacious businessman". He was 48.
- Daniel Metcalfe, Blue Dahlia, Black Gold: A Journey Into Angola (Hutchinson, 2013), Arrow Books, 2014, pp. 142-43.
- "Angola: Opposition Unita Regrets Death of Valentim Amões", AllAfrica, 23 January 2008.
- "Angola: Head of State Praises Late Valentim Amões' Entrepreneurial Qualities", AllAfrica, 22 Janauary 2008.
- Deaths in January 2008.
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