Cesaria Evora

 

 

Age: 70

 

Summary: Cape Verdean singer known as the "Barefoot Diva" because she always performed without shoes who started as a teenager in the bars of Cape Verde in the 1950's and won a Grammy in 2003 after she took her African islands music to stages across the world.

 

 

Cause of Death: Respiratory failure

 

Born: August 27, 1941

 

Died: December 17, 2011

 

Location: Mindelo, Sao Vicente, Cape Verde