the singer Gal Costa, 77 years old, died Wednesday morning (9). The information was confirmed by the artist’s press office, which was highlighted by He had a heart attack And he did not resist.
She was recovering from surgery to remove a mass in her right nasal cavity, performed last September, and was due to be away from the stage until November, based on medical recommendations.
Gal was one of the main attractions of the Primavera Sound Festival, which took place in Sao Paulo last weekend, but her participation was canceled at the last minute.
Before taking a break to take care of her health, the artist was on tour with the program “As Various Pontas de uma Estrela”, where she sang several hit songs in her career. She already had performance dates scheduled for December and January.
Gal Costa is survived by her 17-year-old son Gabriel.
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Maria da Graça Costa Pena Burgos, better known as Gal Costa, was born in Salvador, Bahia, in 1945. Since her teens, she wanted to pursue a career as a singer, but before that she worked as a writer in a record store. The daily symbiosis with music made his career flourish even more.
In 1960, he met Caetano Veloso, with whom he started a lifelong partnership. In 1964, he made his debut by participating in the program “We, for example …”, along with his friend and names such as Maria Bethany and Giberto Gil With them, in the seventies, he would merge the “Doce Barbaros” group.
At the age of twenty, she participated in the album “Tropicália ou Panis et Circencis”, which is considered one of the main milestones of the tropical movement.
Throughout her 57-year career, she has established herself as one of the main Brazilian singers and has given voice to classic MPB songs such as “Baby”, “Meu nome é Gal”, “Chuva de Prata”, “Meu bem and meu mal”, “Black Pearl” and “total cheap”.
The biopic “Meu Nome é Gal” is currently in production. The film, directed by Dandara Ferreira and Le Politi, in which actress Sophie Charlotte will play the role of Gal.
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