Astrud Evangelina Weinert (March 29, 1940 – June 5, 2023), known professionally as Astrud Gilberto was a Brazilian samba and bossa nova singer and songwriter. She gained international attention in the 1960s following her recording of the song “The Girl from Ipanema”.
Gilberto received the Latin Jazz USA Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1992 and was inducted into the International Latin Music Hall of Fame in 2002. In 1996, she contributed to the AIDS benefit album Red Hot + Rio produced by the Red Hot Organization, performing the song “Desafinado” (Portuguese for “slightly out of tune”, or “off-key”) along with George Michael at his invitation. Although she did not officially retire, Gilberto announced in 2002 that she was taking “indefinite time off” from public performances.
Gilberto died from undisclosed causes at her home in Philadelphia, her granddaughter Sofia Gilberto said on social media.