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Bimba Bosé (1975 - 2017)

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Bimba Bosé (1975 - 2017)

Bimba Bosé, an Italian-born model, actress, and singer, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, of cancer at a hospital in Madrid, Spain, according to multiple news sources. She was 41.

Bosé's uncle, Miguel Bosé, also announced her death on social media. In 2007, Bimba and Miguel Bosé recorded a duet for his album "Papito."

Bimba Bosé had been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014. In a 2016 interview with Lecturas writer Luis Nemolato, she characterized her illness as "something personal. It is to live an adventure."

"I do not have to talk if I do not want to talk," Bosé told her interviewer. "I already said two years ago that I had cancer when I was diagnosed, and I never said I was cured.

"That you look good on the outside does not mean ... that inside is fine."


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Bosé, who was born Eleonora Salvatore Oct. 1, 1975, in Rome, Italy, worked as a fashion model for the designer David Delfin. She graced the covers of Vogue and Harper's Bazaar magazines.

She later sang with the group the Cabriolets in England and Spain, and she acted in films including "The Consul of Sodom" and "Julieta."

Bosé is survived by her mother, Lucia González Bosé. Her father, Alessandro Salvatore, preceded his daughter in death, in October 2008.

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