Famous Italian singer Maria Ilva Biocati, better known as Milva, has died at the age of 81, Italian media reported on Saturday April 24 citing her family.
Milva, ill for years, died Friday evening in Milan, her daughter told the Ansa agency.
The late artist had performed some of Italian song’s greatest hits of the 1960s and 1970s.
“Milva was one of the most intense performers of Italian song. Her voice has aroused intense emotions in entire generations. A great Italian, an artist from her native land who has risen on the international stages, ”said Minister of Culture Dario Franceschini.
Born on July 17, 1939 in the village of Goro in Emilia-Romagna (North), Milva entered the artistic landscape of Italy on the occasion of the 1961 edition of the San Remo song festival, the great rendezvous of the transalpine song, where it was ranked 3rd.
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