Judith Durham, lead singer of The Seekers, dies aged 79

Judith Durham, lead singer of The Seekers, dies aged 79

By Jackson Graham Judith Durham, lead singer of The Seekers and one of Australia’s most prolific performers, has died aged 79 after a long battle with illness. Durham, AO, died in a Melbourne hospital on Friday evening, Universal Music confirmed in a statement. Durham’s biographer and The Seekers management team member Graham Simpson said: “This is a sad day for Judith’s family, her fellow Seekers, the staff of Musicoast, the music industry and fans worldwide, and all of us who have been part of Judith’s life for so long.” The statement said Durham was admitted to palliative care on Friday, August 5, where she passed away peacefully in the evening after complications from a long-standing chronic lung disease. Beverley Sheehan, Durham’s sister, said they shared a closeness throughout life, including …
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