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Helen Reddy useless – ‘I Am Lady’ singer passes away at 78 after dementia battle as household pay tribute

Helen Reddy dead – ‘I Am Woman’ singer passes away at 78 after dementia battle as family pay tribute


FEMINIST singer Helen Reddy well-known for the track “I Am Lady” has died aged 78.

The Australian artist handed away in Los Angeles on Tuesday, her household stated.

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Singer Helen Reddy well-known for the track “I Am Lady” has died aged 78[/caption]

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Reddy handed away in Los Angeles on Tuesday, her household stated[/caption]

They wrote on her Fb account: “Our hearts are damaged. However we take consolation within the data that her voice will reside on ceaselessly.”

Reddy moved to the US in her early 20s after profitable a expertise contest and located success with the track “I Dont Know How To Love Him” in 1971.

However she grew to become a feminist icon after penning I’m Lady in 1972.

Reddy stated she wrote the lyrics within the hit together with “I’m lady, hear me roar” and “I’m sturdy, I’m invincible, I’m lady” as a result of they mirrored her satisfaction in being a girl, the BBC reviews.

Our hearts are damaged. However we take consolation within the data that her voice will reside on ceaselessly.

She adopted up her success with a string of hits, reminiscent of “Delta Daybreak”, “Angie Child” and “Ain’t No Approach to Deal with a Woman”.

The singer hosted her personal TV selection present “The Helen Reddy Present” and starred in Hollywood movies together with Disney’s Pete’s Dragon the place she sang the Oscar-nominated track “Candle on the Water”.

She was the world’s top-selling feminine vocalist in 1973 and 1974.

Her profession tapered within the 1980s earlier than she formally retired 2002.

She was identified with dementia in 2015.

Unjoo Moon who directed a movie about Reddy referred to as “I’m Lady” paid tribute to the singer.


She stated: “She paved the best way for therefore many and the lyrics that she wrote for I Am Lady modified my life ceaselessly like they’ve achieved for therefore many different individuals and can proceed to do for generations to come back.”

In her tribute, actress Jamie Lee Curtis stated introducing Reddy on the 2017 Ladies’s March in Los Angeles was the “honour of my life”.

A message posted by the official Twitter account of 1970s R&B group The Pointer Sisters stated: “We’re so unhappy to listen to that #HelenReddy has handed away. Our first tv look was on her present. #RIPHelenReddy Condolences to her household, buddies and followers.”

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Reddy was the world’s top-selling feminine vocalist in 1973 and 1974[/caption]

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Reddy moved to the US in her early 20s after profitable a expertise contest and located success with the track “I Dont Know How To Love Him” in 1971[/caption]

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Reddy grew to become a feminist icon after penning I’m Lady in 1972[/caption]