Leny Andrade, star of Brazilian jazz, dies aged 80

Singer described as described as ‘the Ella Fitzgerald of Brazil’ by Tony Bennett had been living with dementia

Leny Andrade, the jazz singer described as “the Ella Fitzgerald of Brazil” by Tony Bennett, has died aged 80. She died on 24 July of Lewy body dementia, her carers told NPR.

Born in Rio de Janeiro in January 1943, Andrade became one of the most successful jazz singers in her country, and earned substantial fanbases in Europe and the US, where she later settled.

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