Chrissy Amphlett, the lead singer of Divinyls, died at her home in New York City yesterday after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 53 years old.
The Australian rock band rose to fame in the early 1990s with the track "I Touch Myself," which hit number-four in the U.S.
The group released six albums between 1982 and 1996.
"Christine Joy Amphlett succumbed to the effects of breast cancer and multiple sclerosis, diseases she vigorously fought with exceptional bravery and dignity," Amphlett’s husband, Charley Drayton, said in a statement," adding:
"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."
Amphlett announced in 2007 that she had multiple sclerosis and in 2010 that she had this form of cancer.
Our thoughts go out to her loved ones.