RIP: João Gilberto, the “father of bossa nova”

RIP: João Gilberto, the "father of bossa nova"

From a Facebook post by João Gilberto’s son, Marcelo:

My father has passed. His fight was noble, he tried to maintain dignity in light of losing his sovereignty. I thank my family (my side of the family) for being there for him, and Gustavo for being a true friend to us, and caring for him as one of us. Lastly, I’d like to thank Maria do ceu for being by his side until the end. She was his true friend, and companion.

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