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The Seekers singer Judith Durham dies aged 79

The Seekers singer Judith Durham dies aged 79 following battle with persistent lung illness as her bandmates share an emotional tribute to their ‘lifelong good friend’ and the ‘magnificent musical legacy’ she left behind

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Australian singer Judith Durham of people group The Seekers has died aged 79.

The songstress handed away on Friday evening following a protracted battle with persistent lung illness, studies the Herald Sun.

She had been in palliative care on the Alfred Hospital earlier than her demise from issues with the illness.

Australian singer Judith Durham of people group The Seekers has died aged 79. Judith pictured performing in 2013

Folk-pop legends The Seekers are pictured in 1964. The group are best known for their hits like I'll Never Find Another You and Georgy Girl

Folk-pop legends The Seekers are pictured in 1964. The group are finest recognized for his or her hits like I’ll Never Find Another You and Georgy Girl

Her Seekers bandmates Keith Potger, Bruce Woodley, and Athol Guy known as her a ‘lifelong good friend’ in a shared assertion.

‘Our lives are modified without end shedding our treasured lifelong good friend and shining star,’ they stated.

‘Her wrestle was intense and heroic – by no means complaining of her future and totally accepting its conclusion. Her magnificent musical legacy Keith, Bruce and [Athol] are so blessed to share.’

George Ash, President, Universal Music Australia and New Zealand, additionally praised the late singer-songwriter in an emotional assertion. 

A young Judith is pictured juicing carrots in a promotional photo from 1971

A younger Judith is pictured juicing carrots in a promotional photograph from 1971

‘Great artists grow to be a part of our material and our prolonged household, and Judith Durham was no exception,’ he stated.

‘She was a power of nature, continually energised with a ardour for music and life. We had been all privileged to have recognized Judith and heard her heavenly voice. We are deeply saddened by her passing and can miss her dearly.’

The Seekers had been finest recognized for his or her hits I’ll Never Find Another You and Georgy Girl.

The quartet made their debut in 1963 and rapidly made historical past as the primary Australian pop act to have main crossover success within the UK and America.

Her Seekers bandmates Keith Potger, Bruce Woodley, and Athol Guy called her a 'lifelong friend' in a shared statement. All pictured together

Her Seekers bandmates Keith Potger, Bruce Woodley, and Athol Guy known as her a ‘lifelong good friend’ in a shared assertion. All pictured collectively

They famously carried out on The Ed Sullivan Show a number of occasions and in 1966 they carried out in entrance of the Queen Mother Elizabeth on the London Palladium.

The Seekers have offered over 50million data all through their career.

They had been inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 1996 and acquired the Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2014.

Outside of The Seekers, Judith pursued a solo career with albums together with Climb Ev’ry Mountain and Let Me Find Love.  

She married musical director, British pianist Ron Edgeworth, in 1969. 

Outside of The Seekers, Judith pursued a solo career with albums including Climb Ev'ry Mountain and Let Me Find Love

Outside of The Seekers, Judith pursued a solo career with albums together with Climb Ev’ry Mountain and Let Me Find Love

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