Astrud Gilberto, the singer known for "The Girl From Ipanema," has died at 83.
Born as Astrud Evangelina Weinert on March 29, 1940, in Bahia, Brazil, she was the daughter of a Brazilian mother and a German father.
Gilberto married João Gilberto in 1959 and they had a son named João Marcelo Gilberto. However, they divorced in the mid-1960s.
"The Girl From Ipanema" was her debut recording and achieved significant success.
"The Girl From Ipanema" is one of the most-covered songs in pop music history.
The song, featuring Gilberto and jazz saxophonist Stan Getz, reached No. 5 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.
It sold over a million copies and won a Grammy Award for record of the year.
Gilberto's son Marcelo joined her group as a bassist in 1982, while her son Gregory Lasorsa also performed with her.
She received a Latin Grammy Award for lifetime achievement in 2012 and retired from public performances in 2002.
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