How passed away Judith Durham? As the 79-year-old Australian lead vocalist of The Seekers passes away, tributes flow in.

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How did Judith Durham die? As the 79-year-old Australian lead singer of The Seekers dies, tributes are pouring in.

Judith Durham, an Australian singer-songwriter best known as the lead singer of The Seekers, died on August 5 at the age of 79. In order to pursue a solo career, she left the group in 1968 and released a number of songs – well-known songs. Anthony Albanese, the Prime Minister of Australia, praised them and wrote:

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“Judith Durham helped pave the way for a new generation of Australian artists by expressing a new aspect of our identity. Her compassion will be missed by many, and our country will never forget the hymns she wrote for it.

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Inquiry into Judith Durham’s cause of death and career

According to Universal Music, Judith Durham died at a Melbourne hospital from complications of an ongoing lung condition. She was hospitalized the same day.

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However, it is still unclear how long she was afflicted with the disease. We expect more information soon.

During the Seekers’ Golden Jubilee Tour in May 2013, Durham had previously suffered a stroke. Her literacy was affected as a result, although she recovered during her recovery.

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Professional career of Judith Durham

She began attending Essendon Primary School in 1949 after being born on 3 July and when her family moved to Hobart, Tasmania she enrolled at Fahan School. The family later moved back to Melbourne where Durham enrolled at RMIT and Ruyton Girls’ School Kew.

She made her debut at the Malvern Memphis Jazz Club in 1963 with Frank Traynor’s Jazz Preachers. She then collaborated with the band to make their self-titled debut EP. After touring New Zealand that same year, she left The Seekers in 1968. She initially joined the band in 1963.

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Subsequently, Durham began her solo career, releasing records such as For Christmas with Love, Gift of Song and others. In 1970 she produced the television show Meet Judith Durham and in 1975 she appeared in an episode of Cash and Co.

In 2003, Judith took her The Diamond Tour on a 60th birthday tour of the UK. She performed the Australian national anthem with updated lyrics and melodies at the Advance Australia Fair in 2006 and at Federation Hall on St Kilda Road in 2009.

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In February 2009, Durham made a comeback at the Myer Music Bowl and performed The Carnival Is Over at the RockWiz Salutes the Bowl – Sidney Myer Music Bowl 50th Anniversary. She also performed at a concert in Melbourne in 2009 to celebrate the release of her CD Up Close and Personal.

In 2011 Judith was signed to Decca Records. In June 2018, on the occasion of her 75th birthday, her 14 unheard songs were released on the CD So Much More.

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Twitter users pay tribute

Durham’s affiliation with The Seekers and her singing skills helped her make a name for herself in the music business. People took to Twitter to express their condolences upon learning of her death:

In November 1969 she married pianist and music director Ron Edgeworth. Edgeworth died in December 1994.

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