RIP (Picture: Jack Vartoogian/Getty Images)
Sara Tavares, a singer who competed at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994, has died aged 45.
The musician, who represented Portugal at the competition, had been diagnosed with a brain tumour more than a decade ago, in 2009.
Her death was reported widely by local media, with tributes pouring in for the late star on social media.
Tavares’ parents emigrated from Cape Verde to Almada, Portugal in the 1970s, before her birth in Lisbon on February 1 1978.
In 1994, the singer won a national television song contest in Portugal, called Chuva de Estrelas, after singing Whitney Houston’s One Moment in Time.
She went on to also win the Festival da Canção, which resulted in her being named as the representative for the country at Eurovision that year.
The late singer finished in eighth place at Eurovision in 1994 (Picture: Getty)
The late musician finished in eighth place with her song Chamar a música, with Ireland being crowned the winners with Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Kids.
SIC Notícias, a Portuguese cable news channel, announced her death, almost 30 years after she appeared on SIC’s Chuva de Estrelas singing competition.
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