Lambada Singer Loalwa Braz Murdered In Brazil


SAQUAREMA, Brazil (CelebrityAccess) — Loalwa Braz, a Brazilian singer who scored a major hit in 1989 with "Lambada," has been found dead in what Brazilian authorities described as a robbery gone wrong.

According to the BBC, the body of the singer, who was 63, was discovered in a burned-out car near her home in Saquarema, a coastal town on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.

Braz came to international fame in 1989 when she provided Portuguese vocals for "Lambada" a hit by the French group Kaoma. The hit led Braz to move to Paris and tour with Kaoma for more than a decade before she returned to Brazil, to pursue a solo career and operate an inn.

The Associated Press reported that Brazilian police have arrested three suspects in the case, including as Wallace de Paula Vieira, 23, her inn’s manager, who reportedly confessed to the crime. – Staff Writers