Helen Reddy, the Australian singer best known for her anthemic 1972 hit I Am Woman, has died at 78.
Reddy had been diagnosed with dementia in 2015 and had been living in a Los Angeles nursing home for professional entertainers.
A statement from Reddy’s children, Traci and Jordan, was posted to her official fan page on Tuesday afternoon.
“It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Helen Reddy, on the afternoon of September 29th 2020 in Los Angeles,” the statement said.
“She was a wonderful Mother, Grandmother and a truly formidable woman. Our hearts are broken. But we take comfort in the knowledge that her voice will live on forever.”
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