SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) _ Dorival Caymmi, a Brazilian composer and singer who catapulted to fame when Carmen Miranda performed one of his songs in 1938, died Saturday. He was 94.
He died of kidney cancer and organ failure in his Rio de Janeiro home, his granddaughter Stela Caymmi told the Globo TV network.
Caymmi's lyrics were inspired by the women and folklore of the northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia, where he was born. A deep, velvety voice also helped make him one of the country's most beloved artists.
During his 60-year career, Caymmi made close to 20 records and composed more than 100 songs, including "O que e que a Baiana tem," which was immortalized by Miranda. In 1984 he was awarded France's Order of Arts and Letters.
His song "Das Rosas" was translated into English as "And Roses and Roses" by American lyricist Ray Gilbert and sung by Andy Williams and Perry Como, among others.
Born in 1914, Caymmi moved to Rio de Janeiro in 1937. In 1940, while taking part in a local radio station's amateur hour show, he met singer Stella Maris, whom he married the same year.
Their sons Dori and Danilo and daughter Nana are all prominent musicians who got their start accompanying their father on the stage and in the recording studio.
DETROIT (AP) _ Thomas Furtaw, a former aide to Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox, died Friday after collapsing onstage while playing guitar in an opening band for Blue Oyster Cult. He was 43.
Furtaw collapsed at the Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit while playing with his band, Spitting Nickels. An official with the Detroit medical examiner said Saturday that autopsy results are pending.
Cox called Furtaw, a former senior adviser, a "longtime friend" who "took seriously his calling as a public servant."
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) _ Johnny Moore, a trumpeter and founding member of the pioneering Jamaican ska and reggae band The Skatalites, died Saturday of cancer. He was 70.
Moore died at a friend's house after being released from the hospital following cancer treatment last week, music promoter Herbie Miller said.
Moore helped form the band in 1964 along with saxophonists Tommy McCook and Roland Alphonso and trombonist Don Drummond.
During the first 14 months the band was together, it transformed jazz, movie themes and other genres of music with ska style. It broke up in the 1960s but regrouped in New York two decades later. Two of their albums, "Hip Bop Ska" and "Greetings from Skamania," were nominated for Grammy awards in the 1990s.
Their music continued to influence bands such as 311, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones and No Doubt.
Moore lived in New York City for 14 years but returned to Jamaica in the early 1980s. He last toured abroad about eight years ago with reggae artist Bunny Wailer.
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) _ Darrin Winston, who pitched briefly for the Philadelphia Phillies in the late 1990s, died Friday of leukemia. He was 42.
Winston found out about the disease this week. His death was announced by Patrick McVerry, president and general manager of the Somerset Patriots, a minor league team Winston played with until 2002.
Winston made his major league debut in 1997 and pitched 34 games for the Phillies in two seasons, going 4-2 with a 5.84 ERA.
At Rutgers, he set career records for wins and innings and was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame.
Winston steadily pursued his path to the majors, drifting through the minors, coming back from elbow surgery that sidelined him for an entire season and later playing semipro ball.
Winston made his big league debut at age 31, pitching one inning and giving up four runs _ including a homer by Brian McRae _ at Shea Stadium against the Mets.
Winston left his debut with a 36.00 ERA but was able to smile about it.
"Things like this happen, but I waited too long to get here," he said then.