Gal Costa, a symbol of Brazilian popular music, died

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The renowned singer from Salvador de Bahía was 77 years old. He suffered “a sudden heart attack”, according to his press officer

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 Gal Costa, a symbol of Brazilian popular music

The popular Brazilian singer Gal Costa died this Wednesday, November 9 at the age of 77 (Infobae)

The Brazilian singer Gal Costa died this Wednesday at the age of 77, as confirmed to the network O Globohis representative. In recent months, she had to cancel presentations due to her health condition after undergoing surgery to remove a nodule in her right nostril. Maria da Graça Costa Penna Burgos -her real name- was born in Salvador de Bahía in September 1945 and was one of the greatest stars of the so-called Music Popular Brazilian (MPB), one of the most important genres in the country along with bossa nova.

According to his press advisor , Costa suffered a “fulminant heart attack” while he was at his home in San Pablo where he lived with Gabriel Costa Penna Burgos, his 17-year-old son.

After a break in her shows during the coronavirus pandemic, Gal Costa had restarted her life on the Brazilian stages with great success until an operation stopped that process. But in addition to that tour of Brazil, the singer was preparing a series of concerts in Europe in November, which had to be canceled due to the operation carried out last September.

His most recent show was called “The various points of a star< /i>”, where he presented songs of great success and popularity of the 80s such as: “Açaí”, “Nada mais”, “Sorte” and “Lua de mel”.

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Gal Costa was one of the greatest exponents of the MPB genre that emerged in Brazil after bossa nova (Infobae)

Daughter of Arnaldo Burgos and Mariah Costa Penna, Gal Costa made her debut in 1964, along with Caetano Veloso, Maria Bethânia, Tom Zé , Gilberto Gil, in the show Nós, Por Exemplo.

His first album was published in 1967, Domingo, with Caetano, including one of his biggest hits Coração Vagabundo. Meanwhile, in 1968 she participated in the album Tropicália ou Panis et Circencis , one of the most important in the history of Brazilian music. Her first solo album was in 1969, under the same name, with hits like Não Identificado and Que Pena. That same year he recorded his second solo album, Gal, with hits like Meu nome é Gal and Cinema Olympia. .

His other famous works include Cantar, Água Viva, Fantasia, Baby Gal, Gal, Recanto.

The cause of death of the Brazilian star was not reported by the moment.

Message on the networks

It was striking that approximately two hours before the news was known About her death, the singer's Twitter account published a video together with Caetano Veloso in which they are seen singing in a 1986 recording. “My love, you give me luck“, it said < b>Gal and aggregated data about the show being played on the social media platform. To that message, Caetano Veloso replied with an emoji of a heart.

Gal Costa, a symbol of Brazilian popular music, has died

Message from Gal Costa on social media minutes before she died (Twitter)