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Rita Lee Jones De Carvalho Was Born In São Paulo Brazil On December 31 1947 And Passed Away In Her Hometown On May 8 2023. Best Known As Rita Lee Was A Brazilian MPB Singer Composer Multi-Instrumentalist Actress Writer TV Host And Animals Rights Activist Of American And Italian Descent Being Regarded As The "Queen Of Brazilian Rock". Rita Helped To Incorporate The Rock Revolution Into The Creative Explosion Of Tropicalismo Formed The Most Celebrated Brazilian Rock Band In The World Os Mutantes And Created Solo Songs With Enormous Popular Appeal Without Losing Her Freedom And Irreverence. Former Member Of The Group Os Mutantes 1966 — 1972 And Leader Of The Band Tutti Frutti 1973 — 1978 Lee Participated In Important Revolutions In The World Of Music And Society Such As The Tropicália Movement During The Brazilian Dictatorship Which Led Her To Be The Artist With The Most Censored Songs In Brazil During That Period. Her Songs Usually Watered With An Acid Irony Or With A Claim For Female Independence And Sexual Topics Became Ubiquitous In The Charts. The Album Fruto Proibido 1975 Released Together With The Band Tutti Frutti Is Commonly Seen As A Fundamental Milestone In The History Of Brazilian Rock Considered By Some As Her Masterpiece. In 1976 Lee Began A Romantic Relationship With Guitarist Roberto De Carvalho And Since Then He Has Been The Partner On Most Of Her Songs And Accompanied Her In All Her Live Performances. They Had Three Children Including Beto Lee Also A Guitarist Who Accompanies His Parents In Concerts. With A Career That Has Reached 50 Years Rita Lee Has Gone From The Musical Innovation Of The Late 1960s And 1970s To The Highly Successful Romantic Ballads Of The 1980s. In October 2008 Rolling Stone Magazine Promoted The List Of The 100 Greatest Artists In Brazilian Music Where Rita Lee Ranks 15th. In 2001 Rita Lee Won The Latin Grammy For Best Portuguese Language Rock Album With "3001". She Would Receive Five More Nominations For The Award And In 2022 She Was Awarded The Musical Excellence Award For Her Body Of Work. In 2012 She Announced That She Would Retire From Performing Live Due To Physical Frailty. "I Retire From Shows But Never From Music " She Wrote On Twitter. She Was Diagnosed With Lung Cancer In 2021 And Had Been Undergoing Treatment For The Disease. She Passed Away In Her Hometown Of São Paulo At The Age Of 75 On May 8 2023.

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