Seekers 'shining star' Judith Durham dies
Members of The Seekers have paid tribute to their "shining star", singer Judith Durham, who died aged 79 in Melbourne.
Durham died in palliative care on Friday night after complications from a long-standing lung disease, her management said.
Her bandmates - Keith Potger, Bruce Woodley and Athol Guy - said their lives had been changed forever by losing "our treasured lifelong friend and shining star".
"Her struggle was intense and heroic, never complaining of her destiny and fully accepting its conclusion. Her magnificent musical legacy Keith, Bruce and I are so blessed to share," they said in a statement on Saturday.
Durham made her first recording at 19 and later achieved worldwide fame after joining The Seekers in 1963.
The group of four became the first Australian band to …
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