Mitar Subotić Suba was a Serbian-born musician and composer who was set
to become one of Brazil’s most prominent producers when he died.
On November 2, 1999, he was working on the postproduction of the album of his newfound diva, Bebel Gilberto, when his studio caught fire. Overcome by smoke, he died trying to rescue the newly recorded material with her.
Suba died just a few days after the release of his now-legendary album São Paulo Confessions, and shortly before the completion of Bebel Gilberto’s acclaimed Tanto Tempo, the biggest selling Brazilian album outside Brazil.