Brazilian musicianDied when: 66 years 309 days (802 months)
Star Sign: Pisces
Nelson Ned d'Ávila Pinto (2 March 1947 – 5 January 2014) was a Brazilian singer-songwriter.He built a solid career as a singer and composer of sentimental, suffering songs, rising to popularity in Brazil and Latin America in 1969 and becoming known internationally, especially in Portugal, France and Spain.
In 1971 he released his first Spanish album, "Canción Popular" and performed in the US, Latin America, Europe, and Africa.
He was the first Latin artist to sell a million records in the U.S. with his hit "Happy Birthday My Darling" in 1974.
He did instrumental work for the "Electric Moog Orchestra" in 1977.After his religious conversion in 1993, he only recorded Christian Evangelical songs in both Portuguese, Spanish and some in English.