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Brazil’s queen of rock, Rita Lee has died at the age of 75..
Rita Lee was a member of the original line-up of Os Mutantes, one of Brazil’s most influential rock bands. Her musical career spanned more than 50 years.
Her album Fruto Proibido (Forbidden Fruit) with the band Tutti Frutti is considered a Brazilian music classic.
Lee had been diagnosed with lung cancer in 2021 and died at her home in São Paulo “surrounded by the love of her entire family”, a statement said.
BBC reports that fans will be able to pay tribute to the singer-songwriter at a public wake on Wednesday at the planetarium in her hometown of São Paulo.
Writing by Chinasa Ossai; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu