La star del folk australiana Judith Durham dei Seekers è morta 79

Judith Durham, una star della musica popolare australiana e cantante dei Seekers, è morto, secondo una dichiarazione della sua etichetta discografica. Lei era 79.

“Dopo un breve soggiorno all'ospedale Alfred, Judith was admitted to Palliative Care on Friday 5 agosto, where she passed away peacefully that evening. Her death was a result of complications from a long-standing chronic lung disease,” Musicoast and Universal Music Australia said in a statement shared on the verified Facebook page for The Seekers.
Our lives are changed forever losing our treasured lifelong friend and shining star. Her struggle was intense and heroicnever complaining of her destiny and fully accepting its conclusion. Her magnificent musical legacy Keith, Bruce and I are so blessed to share,” her former bandmates Keith Potger, Bruce Woodley and Athol Guy added in the post.
    Durham helped open the door for Australian artists to achieve international fame. The Seekers, formed in 1962, were considered the first Australian pop band to achieve mainstream success in the United Kingdom and the United States.
      The group’s hits includedGeorgy Girl” e “A World of Our Own.
        Durham left The Seekers to pursue a solo career in 1968 and released several solo albums but continued to reunite and tour with the band in the decades after.
        Several prominent Australians posted tributes Saturday.
          A national treasure and an Australian icon, Judith Durham gave voice to a new strand of our identity and helped blaze a trail for a new generation of Aussie artists,” wrote Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese su Twitter.
          Her kindness will be missed by many, the anthems she gave to our nation will never be forgotten.
          Australian comedian and actress Magda Szubanski shared herdeepest condolences to her loved onessu Twitter.
            Her beautiful, crystalline voice was the naive but knowing siren song of my childhood,” wrote Szubanski.
            Tanya Plibersek, Australian Minister for the Environment and Water, called Durhama trailblazer and an icon in Australian musicsu Twitter.Her songs will live on forever.

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