João Gilberto's heirs are on the warpath for millionaire compensation

A month after the death of the bossa nova creator, children and girlfriend are scrambling in a fight for the booty.

"Who wants all the notes / C, D, E, F, G, A, B / always ends up with none", said one of Tom Jobim's classics that João Gilberto liked to play, "Samba de Uma Nota Só" " Only it is not the musical note, but the money note, which sets the tone of the family dispute that followed the death of the bossa nova creator a month ago.

There are five protagonists in this samba - brothers João Marcelo, 58, Bebel Gilberto, 53, and Luisa Carolina, 15 (the youngest represented by his mother, Claudia Faissol), plus Maria do Céu, a long-standing affair with whom the musician lived in his final years. And they are scrambling in a fight for João's assets.

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