Australian Singer Judith Durham of The Seekers Dies Aged 79 in Melbourne

Legendary Australian folk singer Judith Durham, who had a string of worldwide hits with her band The Seekers, has died aged 79 after a long battle for health. She died Friday in palliative care in Melbourne from complications of chronic lung disease. The Seekers had hits such as ‘The Carnival Is Over’, ‘I’ll Never Find Another You’, ‘A World of Our Own’ and ‘Georgy Girl’ in the 1960s. Durham formed The Seekers with Athol Guy, Bruce Woodley and Keith Potger in 1962. They paid tribute to “our dear lifelong friend and shining star”. “Her struggle was intense and heroic, never complaining about her fate and fully accepting its outcome. Her beautiful musical legacy Keith, Bruce and I are so blessed to share,” they said. The Seekers hold the record for the largest concert audience in the Southern Hemisphere, with 200,000 people attending a performance in March 1967.

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