We have more sad news to report to you today. According to Euronews, Cape Verdean singer Cesária Évora died from cardiorespiratory insufficiency and hypertension in a hospital on her native Sao Vicente. She was 70.
Évora, who was widely known as the Barefoot Diva, retired from music this past September following some serious health issues. Before then, she became popular across the globe later in her life, particularly in Paris where she first performed in October 1988.
While the crowd was small for that concert, Évora would eventually gain a sizable following thanks to her entrancing live shows and award-winning albums. While several of her releases were nominated for Grammy’s, she only took home one for her 2004 record, Voz d’Amor. That same album also won a Victoires de la Musique award in France.