Brazilian singer-songwriter DORIVAL CAYMMI has died. He was 94.
Caymmi died of multiple organ failure at his home in the Copacabana district of Rio de Janeiro on Saturday (16Aug08).
During his 60-year career, Caymmi composed more than 100 songs and recorded nearly 20 albums. President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva called Caymmi's music a national treasure.
He is survived by his wife and fellow singer Stella Maris, two sons and a daughter.