Judith Durham dies, aged 79
Folk music icon and much-loved Australian entertainer Judith Durham has died aged 79.
Durham died in Melbourne on Friday night after suffering complications from a long-standing lung disease, her management said.
She made her first recording at 19 and later achieved worldwide fame as lead singer of The Seekers after joining the group in 1963.
The group of four became the first Australian band to achieve major chart and sales success in the United Kingdom and United States, eventually selling 50 million records.
Durham embarked on a solo career in 1968 but recorded with The Seekers again in the 1990s.
In 2015, she was honoured as Victorian of the Year.
Durham passed away in palliative care on Friday night after a brief stay in Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Universal …
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