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Ipanema Girl: Singer Astrud Gilberto Dies At 83,Who Popularized Bossa Nova

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Astrud Gilberto Dies At 83: BRASILIA, June 6th, 2023 –  A famous Brazilian rapper named Astrud Gilberto, the voice of Bossa Nova whose Version with a mystical tone of “The Girl from Ipanema” had gained success internationally in the year 1960s, has died at the age of 83, as her family confirmed.

If we talk about her death time so, Gilberto was found dead on Monday at her house located in Philadelphia,  this is said by her granddaughter named Sofia Gilberto on social media to the public this news.

Her Contributions To the Music Industry

She said that “Life is beautiful, as the song says. But I bring the sad news that my grandmother became a star today and is next to my grandfather Joao Gilberto,” the granddaughter had written.

The grandfather named Guitarist Joao Gilberto died in 2019, was the former husband of Astrud, the leading artist and songwriter of the late 1950s genre known as Bossa Nova, which combined “cool jazz” and Brazilian samba music.

Apart from that, he worked professionally with U.S. saxophonist named Stan Getz in the year 1963 on the famous album “Getz/Gilberto” which became popular within a very short span of the new Brazilian sound all over the world.

Moreover, Astrud took part in the vocals in English, consisting of the duet “The Girl from Ipanema” which became a big hit. “Getz/Gilberto” had a good impact on the media industry and achieved three Grammy Awards consisting of Album of the Year, it was the first time jazz captured the award.

Additionally, The first song was “The Girl from Ipanema” Astrud launched her career by accident at 22nd years of age. In some interviews, she said she was present in the New York studio. Where Getz and her husband were launching the song. Astrud Gilberto Dies At 83 after completing her life in a very good manner and becoming famous.

After that, she migrated to the United States for her career. Where she visited with Getz, singing songs like Bossa Nova and American jazz standards.

As we know that the star, Astrud Weinert was born on March 29, 1940, in place Salvador, in the northeastern state of Bahia. She belongs to a musical family that migrated to a city named Rio de Janeiro when she was very young.

Beautiful Songs

If we look into her songs, her first album was “The Astrud Gilberto Album,” launched in 1965. And the involved Antonio Carlos Jobim, a Brazilian pianist who played the piano on the Getz/Gilberto original and co-wrote “The Girl from Ipanema” with poet Vinicius de Moraes.

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She was fond of composing songs. She composed her own compositions in the 1970s in different languages Portuguese, English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, and Japanese. Which is an art itself.

Reviews On Her Death: Astrud Gilberto Dies At 83

American guitarist Steve gave tribute in her honor in a tweet that Gilberto’s “From Sade to Lana Del Rey. This singer’s “beautiful, natural, untrained vocal genius and unplanned career”.It had a remarkable impact on them.

Despite this, A wonderful Brazilian performer, artist, and songwriter Ivan Lins said: “She was one of the prominent voices of Bossa Nova, the person that was most heard abroad. It had a unique, mellow timbre.”

Conclusion:

In short, “The Girl from Ipanema” is one of the most recorded songs in history. Many singers sang those songs. From Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole to Madonna and Amy Wine house. We lost a great star on 6th June 2023. We missed her from the depth of our hearts.

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FAQs

What did Astrud Gilberto die of?
Gilberto was a lawyer for animal rights. Gilberto died for an unknown reason on 5th June 2023.
Where did Astrud Gilberto die?

she died at place Philadelphia, the city where she had spent her long life.

How old is Astrud Gilberto?

She was 83 years old.

Haroon Rasheed
Haroon Rasheed
Haroon is the lead editor for The Death News. Haroon Rasheed is a serial entrepreneur, investor, author, and digital marketing expert who has founded multiple successful businesses in the fields of digital marketing, software development, e-commerce, content marketing, and more.

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