Although Linda de Suza was a popular variety performer, her 1984 book La Valise en Carton (“The Cardboard Suitcase”), which offered a unique perspective on Portuguese immigration to France, was her biggest hit, selling more than 2 million copies. On December 28, De Suza passed away at the age of 74. She had been taken to Gisors (Normandy) that morning for respiratory failure and was Covid-19 positive, according to her agent, Fabien Lecoeuvre, and her son, Joao Lança.
Who was Linda de Suza?
In Beringer, Beja (Alentejo), southern Portugal, on February 22, 1948, Linda de Suza was born. She was a famous author, singer, and actress of Portuguese Lusophone and Francophone descent. In the 1970s, Suza moved to France from her native Portugal and began working in low-paying positions.
She had access to recording studios in the late 1970s. Her works in France, such as L’Étrangere, Tiroli-Torola, La fille qui pleurait, Un Enfant peut faire le monde, and Tiroli-Torola, were well-liked by the public. The most success she experienced came from her performance at the Paris Olympia.
Linda de Suza Cause of death
A tragic death of a notable musician sent the music industries of Brazil, France, and the rest of the world into mourning. Due to COVID-19, the well-known Portuguese vocalist Linda de Suza passed away.
According to her manager, the Portuguese singer passed away on Wednesday in a hospital in Gisors Normandy in northern France after being admitted for “respiratory failure and testing positive for COVID-19.”
Another victim of the pandemic
The artist was transported this morning to the hospital from a nursing facility. The artist was hospitalised at the beginning of December and was in critical condition. The translator of “Um Português” (Mala de Carto), according to the publication “France Dimanche,” had severe mental illnesses that led her to have hallucinations of “a battle between the forces of good and evil.”
Doctors became highly concerned when the artist stopped eating and became weaker, thus complicating the issue.
Linda’s Career Journey
Linda de Suza, known as “Amália of France,” sang fado, folk, ballads, and popular songs in French and Portuguese. She was known for paying tribute to Amália Rodrigues in her music “Amália.”
The “Rainha do Fado,” by Amalia Rodrigues, opened the path for many well-known Portuguese singers. Singers with Portuguese ancestry, such as Linda de Suza, Tonicha, Lenita Gentil, Cândida Branca Flor, Dulce Pontes, Mariza, and Msia.
The autobiography of Linda de Suza, La Valise en Carton, was released in 1984. (The Boxy Suitcase) The novel was also released that year in Portugal under the title A Mala de Carto. Numerous stories came after her book. In 1988, a miniseries for the big screen based on La Valise en carton was produced. All had good results.
Linda’s Story about CLANDESTINELY crossing the French border
Linda de Suza’s account of sneakily crossing the French border with her little kid and nothing more than a “cardboard suitcase” inspired many people.
In her best-selling 1984 book La Valise de carton, the singer shared her heart and detailed the adversity she went through with her little son (The cardboard Suitcase). According to News Euro, it has sold at least two million records and has been turned into a musical and a television series.
Fled Portugal because of its ‘CONSERVATIVE’ IDEAS
Teolinda Joaquina de Sousa Lança, the performer’s real name, was more widely known as Linda de Suza. She was conceived on February 22, 1948, in Beringer, southern Portugal. She would have reached her 75th birthday in 2023.
Her story received even more notoriety when it was disclosed that she had to escape an “authoritarian household” in an “ultra-conservative” Portugal where young women like her were prohibited from having children before engagement or marriage.
FANS HONOR THE SINGER
Fan tributes to the artist have been freely posted on social media by followers. Many even cite her as a crucial resource and one of the great women of Franco-Portuguese culture who helped bring attention to the plight of exile and refugees seeking a better life.
Some fans sent their condolences to Linda’s family: “I just learned about Linda de Suza’s passing. I grew up listening to her music in my home because I am the son of a Portuguese immigrant. I can still recall them. They were a constant throughout my early years.
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