Singer Judith Durham has died in Australia. She was 79 years old. Durham was a singer in her group, The Seekers, who had several hits, especially in her 60s folk, including “Georgy Girl.”
Australia has lost one of its most beloved singers. Judith Durham passed away last night in a Melbourne hospital. She suffered from chronic lung disease, but her complications proved fatal to her.
Durham is 79 years old. She became the lead singer of the popular Australian group The Seekers in 1963. The band has sold over 50 million records worldwide.
her struggle was fierce and heroic
Other Seekers Band members Bruce Woodley, Keith Potger and Atholl Guy took to social media to share their condolences. “Our lives were forever changed by the loss of her lifelong best friend and shining star. Her struggle was fierce and heroic. She never lamented her fate, I fully accept the consequences.”
The Seekers were very popular for songs like “I’ll Never Find Another You,” “The Carnival Is Over,” and “Georgy Girl.”
Durham left the group in 1968 to pursue a solo career, but returned to The Seekers in the 1990s. A series of her comeback concerts followed, and her band recorded three new albums with her as the singer.In 2013, Durham suffered a stroke that reduced her ability to read and write. She never lost her singing ability.