The Portuguese singer, Carlos Do Carmo, who is 81 and known as the “Sinatra” of the soulful fado music passed away on Friday.
Reports shows that Carlos was the first Portuguese artist to get Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards in 2014.
Carlos died at Lisbon’s Santa Maria hospital after suffering an aortic anaurysm.
Prince Minister Antonio Costa wrote on Twitter, saying one of his greatest contributions to Portuguese culture was the way he renewed fado and prepared it for the future
“He was the voice of Portugal,” President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa said on broadcaster TVI.
Do Carmo performed at biggest stages including London’s Royal Albert Hall and New York’s Town Hall.
The legend supervised a film about fado, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2007.