The greatest Brazilian singers of all time Elza Soares passed away at the age of 91 on Thursday, BBC News reported on Friday.
Soares’ publicist announced that the legendary artist died at her home in Rio de Janeiro, in addition, her family revealed that the death was natural one.
The musician’s family added in their statement: “The beloved and eternal Elza has gone to rest but she will remain in musical history and in our hearts and those of thousands of fans all around the world
Next, they described: “As Elza Soares wanted, she sung until the end.”
Born in 1930 in a Rio de Janeiro, Soares released more than 30 albums, and her career spanned for six decades.
Known as the Queen of Brazilian Samba, the artist’s music was a call against racism, discrimination, and any forms of rejection and hatred.
She mentioned in one of her late interviews: “Racism still continues, but we are going to fight it and we will make progress. Racism is a sickness.”
Therefore, several senior figures in Brazil mourned Soares’ death such as the Brazilian Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
de Silva said that his country lost not only one of its legendary voices “but also a great woman, who always defended democracy and good causes.”
Legendary former football player Pelé wrote: “legend of our music, historic, genuine, unique and unparalleled. Today she leaves us, but in the heart, she will always be eternal.”