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Brazilian bossa nova pioneer Joao Gilberto passes away at 88

Joao Gilberto, a Brazilian singer, guitarist and songwriter considered one of the fathers of the bossa nova genre that gained global popularity in the 1960s and became an iconic sound of the South American nation, died on Saturday, his son said, in Rio de Janeiro. Gilberto was 88.

A look back at the life and career of the Brazilian musical legend as tributes pour in.

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