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  • OBITUARY: Former Divinyls Singer Chrissy Amphlett Dead at 53

    Tue, 23 Apr 2013 10:04:50

    OBITUARY: Former Divinyls Singer Chrissy Amphlett Dead at 53 - They had a hit called "I Touch Myself"

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    Ex-Divinyls singer Chrissy Amphlett has died. She was 53-years-old.

    Amphlett died at her home in New York City on Sunday, April 21, with her husband, former Divinyls drummer Charley Drayton, at her side.

    The singer had battled both multiple sclerosis and breast cancer.

    Drayton issued a statement, saying: "Christine Joy Amphlett succumbed to the effects of breast cancer and multiple sclerosis, diseases she vigorously fought with exceptional bravery and dignity. She passed gently, in her sleep, surrounded by close friends and family… Chrissy's light burns so very brightly. Hers was a life of passion and creativity; she always lived it to the fullest. With her force of character and vocal strength she paved the way for strong, sexy, outspoken women."

    The band had a smash hit with "I Touch Myself" in the '90s. January 1991, to be exact.

    R.I.P.

    Were you a fan of the Divinyls?

    —Carly Costello
    04.23.13



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