Legendary Brazilian singer Rita Lee has handed away on the age of 75. The rock singer died at her dwelling in São Paulo within the presence of her family members. Lee had been battling lung most cancers for 2 years and succumbed to the sickness on Tuesday.
In a profession spanning greater than 5 a long time, the singer offered over 55 million data around the globe and was fondly known as the ‘Queen of Rock.’ Her candid fashion and charisma acquired her worldwide recognition through the years. Learn on to know extra about her life and profession.
Brazilian Rock Singer Rita Lee Dies at 75
The unhappy information was introduced on the singer’s official Instagram account with an announcement: “We announce the dying of Rita Lee at her dwelling in Sao Paulo late final evening, surrounded by all of the love of her household, as she at all times needed.”
The assertion added that the general public can say their closing goodbyes to the singer at “the Planetarium of the lbirapuera Park, on Wednesday, the tenth, from 10 am to five pm. In accordance with Rita’s will, her physique might be cremated. The ceremony might be non-public. On this second of deep unhappiness, the household thanks everybody’s affection and love.”
Lee was recognized with lung most cancers in 2021 and had been present process remedy for a similar ever since. She is survived by her husband Roberto do Carvalho and three youngsters.
Rita Lee had Over 50-12 months-Lengthy Profession
Born in 1947 in Sao Paulo, Lee fashioned the band Os Mutantes with Arnaldo Baptista and Sérgio Dias in 1966. The band rose to worldwide prominence with their collaborations with Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso. Within the Seventies, she moved on with the band Tutti Frutti and finally began her solo profession.
Lee principally touched upon the matters of feminism and sexuality which have been nonetheless thought-about taboo on the time. “After I acquired into music, I noticed that the “machos” reigned absolute, much more in rock music. ‘Wow’, I stated, ‘that is the place I’m going to let my fangs out and, actually, give them a tough time,’” she stated reflecting on her profession in 2008.
Through the years, the singer launched greater than 20 albums, together with the extremely profitable Forbidden Fruit, Construct Up and Hoje É o Primero Dia do Resto da Sua Vida. In 2021, she launched the monitor Change along with her husband.
Tributes Pour In for the Singer
Brailzina President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva paid tribute to Lee with a tweet. He wrote, “Rita Lee Jones was one of many largest and most sensible names in Brazilian music. Singer, songwriter, actress and multi-instrumentalist. An artist forward of her time. She thought the title of queen of rock was inappropriate, however the nickname does justice to her trajectory.”
singer and composer Margareth Menezes additionally expressed grief and wrote, “Rita Lee was a revolution! An artist of the best magnitude in Brazilian music, she was energetic, combative and vibrant. Adored by a legion of followers from completely different generations, she leaves us an enormous legacy that makes her everlasting and basic! My condolences to household, associates and followers!”
Lee’s heartbroken son, João Lee, additionally remembered her on social media and wrote, “The world has misplaced some of the distinctive and unimaginable individuals who ever existed. What an intense and spectacular life you had. Admired and beloved by so many individuals. So forward of your time.”
Our condolences to Rita Lee’s household and associates. Might her soul relaxation in peace!