Loalwa Braz, born June 3rd, 1953 in Brazil, was better known as providing the lead vocals for the French-Brazilian pop group Kaoma in their worldwide hit "Lambada". She was fluent in four languages, having recorded songs in her native Portuguese, as well as in Spanish, French and English.
According to BBC News, Braz was discovered dead in a burnt-out car in Brazil.
Local police confirmed it was Braz, but the circumstances of her death are unknown.
|Loalwa Braz, with Kaoma, performing Lambada on BBC show Top of the Pops in 1989 | Source: BBC News|