Astrud Gilberto, 83, Dies. 

The vocalist of "The Girl From Ipanema," Astrud Gilberto, passed dead. 

The 83-year-old Brazilian bossa nova musician passed suddenly on June 5. 

When Paul Ricci, a guitarist in New York who had collaborated with Astrud, 

learned of her loss from her son Marcelo, he shared the tragic news with his Facebook followers. 

"I just found out that Astrud Gilberto has passed away from [Astrud's] son Marcelo," he said. He asked that this post be made.

"She was a vital component of EVERY aspect of Brazilian music performed worldwide,  

and her spirit altered many people's lives. From "the chief," as she referred to me, RIP. Thank you AG.

Sofia Gilberto, Astrud Gilberto's granddaughter, sent an homage to her late grandmother on Instagram,