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Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Soul singer Renée Geyer, 69, dies

Australian soul singer, Renée Geyer, has died, aged 69, from complications following hip surgery.

“While in hospital, it was discovered that Renée also had inoperable lung cancer,” her family said in a statement.

“She was in no pain and died peacefully amongst family and friends.

“Naturally we are all utterly devastated.”

The Melbourne-born singer reached the peak of her popularity in the 1970s with hits like Heading in the Right Direction and later with the incredibly catchy tune, Say I Love You, which hit the music charts in 1981.

She was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2005 and was the first woman to enter the Music Victoria Hall of Fame in 2013.

Renee Geyer at the ARIA Hall of Fame Awards at the Regent Theatre in 2006.

She has also received the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award at the Australian Women in Music Awards in 2018.

“We would like to thank the staff at the University Hospital Geelong for their care and consideration,” her record label, Mushroom, said in a statement.

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