Sara Tavares He died at the age of 45 from a brain tumor. The singer and songwriter originally from Portugal, but with Cape Verdean roots, she became known for her participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 1994.
The death of the singer was announced by the Portuguese minister, António Costa, who mourned the death of the pianist. News that was confirmed through the Sony Music Portugal Instagram account.
“Our beloved Sara passed away peacefully yesterday, surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be reserved for family and friends only, so please respect privacy during this time of grief. We thank everyone who shows her love and affection, Sara leaves us a unique legacy as an artist and human being and her songs will always touch hearts,” she reads in the publication.
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According to the EFE news agency, the singer had been suffering from cancer for several years. While the Eurovision Spain portal reported that the singer was admitted to the Hospital de la Luz in Lisbon, where she died.
Sara Taveres He became known as a contestant on the program “Chuva de Estrellas” (Starfall) in 1993, for an imitation of Whitney Houston. Although she is also remembered for her participation in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, where she placed eighth with the song “Chamar a Música”.
In 1996 he recorded music for the Portuguese version of Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre-Dame.
In her musical career, the singer made her own space thanks to her unique voice. She managed to mix genres such as pop, urban music and African tradition, in albums like “Tavares e Shout! ‘Mi ma Bô’, ‘Balancê’, ‘Xinti’ and ‘Fitxadu.
In 2018 she was nominated for the Latin Grammy in the category of “Best Music Album with roots in the Portuguese language”, thanks to her album “Fitxadu”.
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Just last September 15 of this year Sara Tavares released new music. “KARTIDU” was the name of the single that is available on all platforms.
Eurovision Spain also added that, since her debut, the singer had performed in countries such as Japan, Canada, Germany and Poland.
In addition to being recognized as a symbol of the LGBTTIQ+ community by identifying as bisexual.
– With information from EFE.
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