Astrud Gilberto dead: The legendary singer of the classic The Girl From Ipanema has died at the age of 83

SINGER Astrud Gilberto, best known for hit song ‘The Girl From Ipanema’, has died aged 83.

The sad news was confirmed by her son marcelobut the singer’s cause of death has not yet been announced.

Astrud died at the age of 83


Astrud died at the age of 83Photo credit: Getty – Contributor
The song was a big hit in the 1960s


The song was a big hit in the 1960sPhoto credit: Unknown, clear with picture desk

Astrud’s title became a global sensation, selling more than 5 million copies worldwide.

She received a Grammy nomination for the hit, and the song won a Grammy for Song of the Year.

Tragically, the song only earned her $120 in session fees and she was objectified by the press, according to her sons.

Her son Marcelo told The Independent: “She believed in people and was trusting. They tapped into her good nature, her confidence and her desire to make music.”

“Brazil turned their backs on her,” said Marcelo. “She rose to prominence abroad at a time when it was viewed as a treason by the press.”

Astrud is widely known for popularizing the bossa nova style of music worldwide.

Her granddaughter, also a musician, posted a touching tribute on Instagram.

Sofia said: “I am here to bring you the sad news that today my grandmother has become a star and stands alongside my grandfather João Gilberto.”

“Astrud was the real girl who brought bossa nova from Ipanema to the world.

“She was a pioneer and the best. At the age of 22, she voiced the English version of ‘Girl from Ipanema’ and rose to international fame.”

“The song, a bossa nova anthem, became the second most played song in the world largely because of her. I love and will forever love Astrud and she has been the face and voice of bossa nova in most parts of the world.

“Astrud will forever be in our hearts, and now we must celebrate Astrud.”

She received two Grammy nominations and a win for her song


She received two Grammy nominations and an award for her songPhoto credit: Getty


CELINE CASTRONUOVO is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. CELINE CASTRONUOVO joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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