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Celia Cruz

Grammy-winning singer Celia Cruz began her career in Cuba, in 1940. She was a well-known mamba and salsa singer, and sang only in Spanish. She recorded over 70 albums during her career and collaborated with singers such as Luciano Pavarotti, Gloria Estefan and David Byrne of Talking Heads. She died due to complications from a brain tumor at the age of 77, in 2003. In this photo she performs at a Cuban radio station in Miami, Florida.C. M. GUERRERO, KRT