Joao Gilberto

  • Born: June 10, 1931
  • Died: July 6, 2019
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Joao Gilberto

Brazilian guitarist was the "Father of Bossa Nova"

Joao Gilberto was a Brazilian guitarist and singer who was a pioneer of bossa nova music which hit peak popularity in the 1960s. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

Condolence & Memory Journal

I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family for their loss of a talented man, who will be remembered for his contribution to the music industry. His hit song is still resonates in our memories. May you find comfort and help in God during this time of sorrow.

Posted by A friend   August 08, 2019

Oh how I love his music and style, he'll be missed greatly.

Posted by Faye - MI   July 30, 2019

My mother introduced me to your music; I loved it and always will. Thank you....RIP

Posted by Debbie Wilson - PHILADELPHIA, PA   July 15, 2019

My deepest sympathy goes out to the family . May the true God comfort your broken hearts. For Psalms 50:15 says call and He will deliver in the day of distress.

Posted by A friend   July 15, 2019

Joao...Great forever ... so you will be in our hearts! ...GREAT FOREVER !

Posted by Mario Benedetti - Los Angeles, CA - friend   July 12, 2019

My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of such a talented, creative, and dedicated musician and artist, Joao Gilberto. May you have comfort and hope, 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17 as you mourn the loss and cherish the inspiring and enduring memories of your dear loved, Joao.

Posted by D H - CA   July 11, 2019

May the God of comfort be with all those deeply affected by Joaos passing. My heart goes out to you; keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by A friend   July 10, 2019

I am sorry regarding the loss of Joao Gilberto. May the God of Comfort, comfort the family, during these difficult times.

Posted by A friend   July 10, 2019

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by A friend   July 10, 2019

Thank you for your music ... So romantic and enjoyable! rest in peace dear man...

Posted by Benita Ryan - Swansea, MA   July 10, 2019

O mundo perdeu um grande poeta. Descanse em paz Joao Gilberto

Posted by maria crisostomo - harrisburg, PA   July 09, 2019

Deepest sympathy. Mr. Gilbert will be missed dearly. Thougbts and prayers.

Posted by A friend   July 09, 2019

Lovely is it to hear the international language of music such as bossa nova is a delight and any such person the is a pioneer to it is truly a gift of life like Mr. Gilberto.

May you be comforted by knowing that God is not responsible for the loss of such an asset Job34:10-11 hence feel free to Philippians 4:6-7!

Accept my sincere prayers for you in this your time of distress.


Posted by Janelle Eloisa Almendis    July 09, 2019

In loving memory of a wonderful person. I will love you and miss you always.

Posted by Danielle Garneau - Ottawa, ON - friend   July 09, 2019

Thank you so much for the beautiful music. May you serenade the Heavens with Bossa Nova. Rest in peace.

Posted by Francine Ramos - New Bedford, MA - friend   July 09, 2019

So very sad to learn of his passing. May he Rest In Peace. Deepest condolences to his family. Thank you for the beautiful music!

Posted by Angie Rosales - Brisbane, CA - friend   July 09, 2019

The most beautiful melodious music ever- May you Rest in Peace- Your music will live forever.

Posted by Maria Corcoran - NJ   July 09, 2019

Our deepest condolences to the family. He is one of my all time favorite singers since I was a little girl. Truly love his music. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort you all during this difficult period.

Posted by Martinez Family    July 09, 2019


Posted by Ann Stokman - Greendale, WI   July 09, 2019

Beautiful talent - Rest well...Karen in Florida

Posted by KB Barrett - central, FL   July 09, 2019

May all of you find joy in all your wonderful memories and all the music that will live on. Praying that God be with all of you in your time of need.

Posted by A friend   July 08, 2019

Rest in peace, Joao - bossa nova will live forever.

Karen Doyle
Saratoga Springs, NY

Posted by A friend   July 08, 2019

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Posted by A friend   July 08, 2019

Rest in music heaven, My guitar picking friend. Family be strong in love.

Posted by A friend   July 08, 2019

He gave such a gift to the world with his music. My sincerest condolences.

Posted by Erin Benincasa - CHICAGO, IL   July 08, 2019

so sorry for the loss of your loved one. May you gain comfort from the words of Psalm 51: 17.

Posted by P Williams - Baton Rouge, LA   July 08, 2019

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Joao Gilberto