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Margaret Urlich’s cause of loss of life: The Horses singer died of cancer aged 57

Margaret Urlich’s cause of loss of life is revealed as tributes movement for the ARIA-winning singer, 57, greatest recognized for her vocals on Daryl Braithwaite’s smash hit The Horses

New Zealand singer Margaret Urlich, greatest recognized for her vocals on Daryl Braithwaite’s timeless hit The Horses, has died on the age of 57.

She handed away peacefully on Monday surrounded by household at her residence within the NSW Southern Highlands following a two-and-a-half-year battle with cancer.

Margaret started her career because the vocalist for Peking Man earlier than becoming a member of an all-girl pop group in New Zealand known as When the Cat’s Away.

New Zealand singer Margaret Urlich (seen right here in an undated picture) has died on the age of 57 surrounded by her household following a two-and-a-half-year battle with cancer

She made historical past as the primary solo feminine artist to land a No. 1 hit within the official New Zealand Music Charts.

Margaret had a string of hits from her debut album Safety in Numbers in 1989, together with Escaping and Number One (Remember When We Danced All Night).

She adopted it up with 1992’s Chameleon Dreams, which spawned the hits Boy within the Moon and Burnt Sienna.

But it was her visitor vocals on Braithwaite’s mega-hit The Horses in 1991 that will immortalise her in Australian music historical past.

She died peacefully on Monday surrounded by family at her home in the Southern Highlands

She died peacefully on Monday surrounded by household at her residence within the Southern Highlands

The Horses, which was initially penned by Rickie Lee Jones and Walter Becker, spent 12 weeks within the prime 10 and 23 weeks contained in the Australian prime 50.

Over the years, the pop tune has morphed right into a beloved Australian nationwide anthem of kinds, together with John Farnham’s The Voice.

In 2016, Margaret admitted she regretted not showing within the tune’s iconic video.

Margaret began her career as the vocalist for Peking Man before joining an all-girl pop group in New Zealand called When the Cat's Away. (Pictured in Bondi, Sydney, on July 14, 1993)

Margaret started her career because the vocalist for Peking Man earlier than becoming a member of an all-girl pop group in New Zealand known as When the Cat’s Away. (Pictured in Bondi, Sydney, on July 14, 1993)

She mentioned she determined to not seem within the clip as a result of she was recording an album in London on the time, leaving mannequin Gillian Bailey to mime her vocals.

‘I may have come again to do the video however I used to be doing my very own factor by that stage,’ she instructed News Corp.

‘Loads of individuals know it is my singing, however they do not put two and two collectively that it isn’t me within the video.

‘In retrospect, it was most likely a little bit bit foolish as a result of the tune was so big. But on the time I used to be younger and a bit silly, I did what I believed was proper. But it was completely no disrespect to Daryl.’

But it was her guest vocals on Daryl Braithwaite's The Horses in 1991 that would immortalise her in Australian music history. (Pictured: Daryl Braithwaite in the video for The Horses)

But it was her visitor vocals on Daryl Braithwaite’s The Horses in 1991 that will immortalise her in Australian music historical past. (Pictured: Daryl Braithwaite within the video for The Horses)

Margaret decided not to appear in the iconic film clip because she was recording an album in London at the time, leaving model Gillian Bailey (pictured) to mime her vocals

Margaret determined to not seem within the iconic movie clip as a result of she was recording an album in London on the time, leaving mannequin Gillian Bailey (pictured) to mime her vocals

'In retrospect, it was probably a little bit silly because the song was so huge. But at the time I was young and a bit stupid, I did what I thought was right. But it was absolutely no disrespect to Daryl,' Urlich said of her choice. (Pictured: Gillian Bailey)

‘In retrospect, it was most likely a little bit bit foolish as a result of the tune was so big. But on the time I used to be younger and a bit silly, I did what I believed was proper. But it was completely no disrespect to Daryl,’ Urlich mentioned of her selection. (Pictured: Gillian Bailey)

In an interview to commemorate 25 years since The Horses went to No. 1, Daryl claimed Margaret dropped out on the final minute.

The music video for The Horses was filmed at Sandbar on NSW’s mid-north coast in January 1991. 

Channel 10 leisure reporter Angela Bishop paid tribute to Urlich following the shock announcement of her loss of life, writing on Twitter:  ‘One of probably the most stunning voices to return out of New Zealand has fallen silent.’

Channel Nine’s Richard Wilkins additionally provided variety phrases. 

‘Vale #margareturlich. Much like to George and the household… and immense respect for the gorgeous and gifted artist who blazed a path. R.I.P. Margaret,’ he wrote alongside a broken-heart emoji. 

Australian stars shared tributes to Margaret on social media following the news of her death

Australian stars shared tributes to Margaret on social media following the information of her loss of life

In 1991, Margaret won an ARIA Award for 'Best Breakthrough Artist'. (Pictured: Christine Nottoli and Margaret Urlich in Sydney in May 1993)

In 1991, Margaret received an ARIA Award for ‘Best Breakthrough Artist’. (Pictured: Christine Nottoli and Margaret Urlich in Sydney in May 1993)

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