‘Girl From Ipanema’ Singer Dead: Astrud Gilberto Was 83

  • Astrud Gilberto, the bossa nova singer most famous for her recording of “Girl From Ipanema,” widely viewed as the unofficial cultural anthem of Brazil, has died at age 83.
  • Collaborator Paul Ricci confirmed the sixties icon’s passing on social media, claiming that her son Marcelo had asked him to break the tragic news, The Independent reported.
  • Gilberto’s cause of death has not been disclosed.
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