A sad news in the world of bossa nova, tropical music and ballads. This Wednesday Gal Costa, a great representative of the tropical genre of Brazilian origin, passed away. At 77 years old, the artist had health problems that were complicated in recent times.

The information was confirmed by the press team that worked with her. Very recently she had to cancel her performance at Primavera Sound in São Paulo, Brazil, because “he needed to recover after the removal of a lump in his right nostril” and that for this reason “I would be off stage until the end of November, following medical recommendations”, said the official statement.

However, so far no details have been given as to the exact reason for his death. gal coastborn in Salvador de Bahía with the name Maria da Graca Costa Penna Burgos, had a very successful career for more than 50 years. His first steps in music were with his colleague Caetano Veloso, together with whom he became one of the outstanding figures of tropicalismo, which also had among its exponents Maria Bethânia, Gilberto Gil and Tom Zé.

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We remember her with one of her best-known performances: Garota de Ipanema live, year 1999.