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Astrud Gilberto, ‘The Girl From Ipanema’ Singer, Dead at 83

Written by on June 7, 2023

Astrud Gilberto
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(ET Online) – The Latin music community is mourning the loss of a legend. Brazilian singer Astrud Gilberto, known for her hit song, “The Girl From Ipanema,” has died. She was 83. The news was confirmed on Tuesday by her granddaughter, Sofia Gilberto.

Sofia’s post included a series of pictures and videos of Gilberto performing over an original song she recorded for her granddaughter. 

“My grandma Astrud Gilberto made this song for me, it’s called Linda Sofia 🌸 She even wanted my name to be Linda Sofia 🌼 Life is beautiful, as the song says, but I’m here to bring you the sad news that my grandmother became a star today✨🌟✨ and is next to my grandfather João Gilberto,” the post read in Portuguese.

After the original version of “The Girl From Ipanema” was re-recorded with only her vocals, she was finally given credit for her work on the song, which earned her a GRAMMY in the Song of the Year category.

From the ’70s to the ’80s, Gilberto recorded a series of jazz albums. In 2002, she released her final album before leaving her career in music behind. In addition to her GRAMMY, Gilberto was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Latin GRAMMYs in 2008, and was inducted into the International Latin Music Hall of Fame.

Gilberto leaves behind her two sons, Marcelo and Gregory. 

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