The founder of Seekers was seventy-nine years old.
He passed away less than a month after his 79th birthday Judith Durham He reads the book he founded in 1962 Researchers In a statement issued by the band members Noticed by NME.
The musician spent his last days in a Melbourne hospital, where he died of complications from chronic lung disease.
In a personal statement from the band – which has sold fifty million records, and is still Australia’s most successful of all time – the bass guitarist Athol Howe Added:
Our lives were forever changed when we lost our dear friend and shining star. His struggle was fierce and heroic – he never complained about his fate and completely accepted its consequences.
Born in 1943, Durham founded his popular band sixty years ago, making them the first Australian pop singer. In addition to Seekers, who released her first album in 1963 and her latest in 2019, she has occupied the energies of the woman she has been away from by a decade and a half (1975-1989) in her solo career, recording 11 studio albums in forty-five years.
In front of the Women’s Memorial on Saturday Australian Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese Also praised: The politician wrote in his short tweet on Twitter that Durham paved the way for an entire generation of artists, whose songs will never be forgotten.
A national treasure and an Australian icon, Judith Durham has given voice to a new strand of our identity and helped chart a path for a new generation of Australian artists.
Her kindness will be missed by many, and the anthems she gave to our nation will never be forgotten.
– Anthony Albanese (AlboMP) August 6, 2022
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