Australian folk star Judith Durham of The Seekers dies at 79

Australian folk star Judith Durham of The Seekers dies at 79

(CNN)Judith Durham, an Australian folk music star and lead singer of The Seekers, has died, according to a statement from her record label. She was 79. "After a brief stay in the Alfred Hospital, Judith was admitted to Palliative Care on Friday 5 August, 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 heroic -- never complaining of her destiny and fully accepting …
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