Rita Lee, the singer known as Brazil’s “Queen Of Rock” and original member of the rock band Os Mutantes, has died at the age of 75.Lee passed away on Tuesday (May 9), as confirmed by her family in a post on her official Instagram page.

“We communicate the passing of Rita Lee, at her residence in the capital of São Paulo, at the end of the night, surrounded by all the love of her family, as she always wanted,” a statement published on her official Instagram account read in Portuguese.The “Queen Of Rock” was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2021. She’s won seven Latin Grammys and was recognised with the Latin Grammy’s Lifetime Achievement Award last November.Known for being one of Brazil’s most successful singer-songwriters, Lee got her start in the group Os Mutantes who were considered one of Brazil’s most influential rock bands. Her album ‘Fruto Proibido’ (Forbidden Fruit) with the band Tutti Frutti is considered a Brazilian music classic.