Brazilian singer Elza Soares dies at 91

Brazilian samba and bossa nova singer Elza Soares died Thursday at her home in Rio de Janeiro (southeast), at the age of 91.

“It is with great sadness and regret that we inform you of the death of the singer and songwriter Elza Soares, 91, at 3:45 p.m. at her home in Rio de Janeiro, due to natural causes,” reads the statement sent to media by the singer’s entourage.

With a career spanning more than 60 years – she began at the end of the 50s – and 34 albums released, Soares is considered one of the most important musical artists in the country, and in recent years she has been able to venture into other styles such as jazz, funk , electronic music or hip hop.

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