ICONIC Brazilian singer Rita Lee, regarded as the Queen of Rock, died at age 75.
Lee died at her home in Sao Paul on Monday evening, according to a statement on her Instagram account.
The post said the singer died surrounded by her family and loved ones “as she always wanted.”
“In this moment of deep sadness, the family appreciates everyone’s affection and love,” the post read.
Rita’s son, Joao, mourned her death on Instagram, saying his mother “became a star in the sky.”
“What an intense and spectacular life you had. Admired and loved by so many people. So ahead of its time,” Joao wrote, sharing an affectionate video of himself as a child being carried and kissed by his mother.
“The admiration I have for you is infinite. Was always. What an honor and privilege to be your son,” a heartbroken Joao wrote.
“What an honor and privilege to have been educated by you. Receive your values. I’ve never met a person like you. Your strength, your courage, your sense of justice, your genius, your sensitivity, your good humor and so many wonderful things.
“If I bring just a little bit of the joy and fun that you bring to the world, I’m already happy and fulfilled.
“You rock. You are, yes, the queen of all this s**t. The world has lost one of the most unique and amazing people to ever live.
“I lost my mother. But you are eternal. Your legacy, your history and your art will live on forever. This is my lifelong mission. As long as I am alive and full of grace, you will continue to make a lot of people happy.”
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