Portugal declares day of mourning for its Sinatra

Portugal declares day of mourning for its Sinatra


norman lebrecht

January 02, 2021

The Portuguese government has declared a national day of mourning on Monday for fado singer Carlos do Carmo, who has died in hospital of an aortic aneurysm.

Carlos, 82, was known as the Portuguese Frank Sinatra, esteemed by intellectuals for his ‘moral elegance’.



  • Ricjk says:

    80 years, not 69.

  • Natalia Pereira says:

    Correction please: Carlos fo Carmo was 81 years old not 69..

  • Le Křenek du jour says:

    Respectfully, Mr. Lebrecht, a factual emendation is called for.

    Carlos do Carmo, born in 1939, was 81 at the time of death, not 69 as stated in the version of your article available online as of this writing.

    The obituary in the DN is kind, informative and balanced:

  • Just s says:

    Que a terra lhe seja leve.