Judith Durham, the lead singer of The Seekers, died at the age of 79.

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The Seekers confirmed Durham's death on Saturday (August 6), saying she died after a short stay in Melbourne's Alfred Hospital

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She had just been moved into a palliative care facility the day before she passed away from the difficulties that arose as a result of her long-term struggle with a chronic lung illness.

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Bassist Athol Guy remarked, "Our lives are changed forever losing our dear lifelong buddy and dazzling star."

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In her valiant struggle, she never complained about her fate and accepted it totally. Keith, Bruce, and I are extremely fortunate to be a part of her musical legacy."

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Durham's sister, Beverley Sheehan, agreed, saying, "Judith's joy for life, her constant optimism, creativity, and generosity of spirit were always an inspiration to me.

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Durham, born in 1943, formed The Seekers in 1962. A year later, they released 'Introducing The Seekers' The band issued 13 albums, the most recent being 2019's 'Back To Our Roots'

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Durham didn't sing on any of the four released between 1975 and 1989 because she left the band to pursue a solo career in 1968 and wasn't engaged in their first two comebacks.

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Durham released 11 studio albums as a solo artist, including the Christmas-themed albums 'For Christmas With Love' (1968) and 'It's Christmas Time' (1969). (2013)

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Additionally, he has published seven live albums, thirty-six compilations, and six television specials with The Seekers. He has also released five live albums, five compilations, and one extended play as a solo artist.

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