Lambada singer Loalwa Braz has been found dead in Brazil
The singer, who was 63, was found close to her home in Saquarema, Rio de Janeiro, with local police confirming that the circumstances of her death are unknown.
Braz is best known for providing the Portuguese vocals on 1989 international hit Lambada, which was released by French group Koama.
Selling millions of copies worldwide, the tune and lyrics were based on a Bolivian song, though the title came from a dance style in northern Brazil.
Police have confirmed that the circumstances of Loalwa's death are unknown
While the song was released almost thirty years ago, it remains just as relevant among the artists of today.
Jennifer Lopez's 2010 smash hit On the Floor was inspired by the track, which went on to become one of the most watched videos on YouTube.
Meanwhile, The Spice Girls mentioned the Lambada in their 1998 single Spice Up Your Life.
Loalwa performing at the 2012 Latin Billboard Music Awards
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Clean Bandit even cited the track as one of their biggest inspirations, telling the BBC: "It's been quite inspirational for us.
"It's got that mix of euphoria but also melancholy and beauty that we try to recreate."
During her career, Braz worked with a number of popular latino artists including Gilberto Gil, Tim Maia, Alcione, Maria Bethania and Emilio Santiago.