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death of Beth Carvalho, icon of samba, at 72 years


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Rio de Janeiro (AFP)

Brazilian singer Beth Carvalho, called "Samba's godmother," died on Tuesday on a generalized infection at age 72, announced the hospital in Rio de Janeiro where he died.

"Our beloved Beth Carvalho died today (…), surrounded by the love of his family and friends," said his agent Afonso Carvalho in a statement.

He has been disabled for serious back problems on wheelchairs in recent years.

"Beth leaves a valuable legacy for Brazilian popular music and will be remembered for his struggle for the Brazilian people and culture," added his agent.

The serious voice of this museum from the traditional school of Samba Mangueira shook millions of Brazilian vibrators to the sound of his great success, "Coisinha do Pai" (the father's little dad).

"It was one of the great names of samba, a voice that sang with its soul," said Mangueira in a message to Instagram.

In his 50-year career, Beth Carvalho has recorded 33 records.

In 2009 he received a Grammy Latino in Las Vegas for all his work and in 2012 for his album "Nosso samba esta na rua" (our samba is in the street), which marked his return to the stage . . He had just spent 18 months sleeping in bed, already due to dorsal problems.

Committed to the left, the Brazilian singer has participated in recent years in various support concerts for former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, imprisoned for corruption for more than one year.

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