Chrissy Amphlett, lead singer of Australian rock band Divinyls, has reportedly died at the age of 53.
The band was best known for its 90s hit “I Touch Myself” (below), but it had four top ten albums in Australia, as well as one in the U.S.
According to a statement from her husband (former Divinyls drummer Charley Drayton), Amphlett succumbed to the effects of breast cancer and multiple sclerosis.
The Sydney Morning Herald shares some words from Amphlett, when she spoke about her condition in 2010:
“I’ll get over it – I’ve got songs to sing, I’ve got stages to perform on. I’m a keep-on-going sort of girl,” she said.
”It’s shit and it’s unfair, but life is not fair – even rock stars get breast cancer. But there’ve been many girls before me who have dealt with it successfully. It’s easy to feel sorry for me but I feel sorry for people who are suffering it alone,” she said.
Amphlett and Drayton lived in New York, which is where Amphlett passed away.