The Seekers confirmed Durham's death on Saturday (August 6), saying she died after a short stay in Melbourne's Alfred Hospital
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.
Bassist Athol Guy remarked, "Our lives are changed forever losing our dear lifelong buddy and dazzling star."
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."
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.
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'
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.
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)
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.