Influential Brazilian musician João Gilberto has died aged 88.
Numerous media outlets reported Gilberto's death, including the BBC.
His son João Marcelo announced the death of his father on Saturday though the cause of death is not yet known.
"His fight was noble, he tried to maintain dignity", Marcelo Gilberto wrote.
He was nearly as well known for his perfectionism and eccentricities - he would shut himself in for long spells, opening his door mainly to receive meal deliveries from restaurants - as for his beloved interpretations of "Desafinado", "Corcovado" or "Chega de Saudade", often sung as duets with his first wife, Astrud Gilberto.
Gilberto's style - mixing traditional and modern musical influences - inspired bossa nova, or new trend, music and many other artists after him.
Rise to the top In 1962, Gilberto was invited to perform with saxophonist Stan Getz, an American, with fellow-bossa nova innovator Antonio Carlos Jobim, and with his then-wife Astrud Gilberto. He was influenced by US jazz greats and recorded songs in the United States where he lived for much of the 1960s and 1970. Their album sold millions of copies and won global praise, including a US Grammy for Album of the year. Gilberto's "Bim-Bom", often named as the first bossa nova song, came from that period, and soon thereafter, the style began to sweep Rio's cafe's and bars.
The memories were likely a pleasant escape from the pressures of recent years, aggravated by the death in December of his ex-wife Miucha, another name associated with the explosion of Brazilian music in the late 1950s.
"He managed to create a mystique about him overseas, being who he was and not even speaking English", he told Globo television.
The slightest raising of an arm in time to the music or tapping of a foot was enough to make him more seductive and cool than any Brazilian singer before or since.
The musician had spent his final years wrapped in legal troubles, debts and disputes with his children.
His last live performance was in 2008 and he cancelled a commemorative show to mark his 80th year because of health problems.
His funeral is to be held on Monday.
"He was the principal voice of the best known Brazilian style in the world and a revolutionary without even really meaning to be", Araujo said. "He taught us now to sing in the most handsome way in the world".
"Go in peace, maestro", she wrote.