By Richard Mann

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - André Midani, producer and musician, died on Thursday night, June 13th, at age 86. One of the greatest icons of the music industry, he was crucial in releasing bossa nova in Brazil and discovered great singers.

Midani had cancer and was hospitalized at the São Vicente Health Center in Gávea, in the South Zone of Rio de Janeiro. The information was confirmed by the clinic and his son, Phelippe. The wake should be restricted to friends and family.

The musician was born in September 1932, in Syria. He lived in France . . .

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