Judith Durham, Lead Singer of The Seekers, Dead at 79

Judith Durham, an Australian folk star who rose to fame in 1962 after joining The campaigners as the band's lead voice, has failed. She was 79.

Her death was verified by MusicoastPty.Ltd. and Universal Music Australia,

who blazoned the news through a common statement posted via The Seeker's sanctioned Facebook runner on Friday

After a brief stay in the Alfred Hospital, Judith was admitted to Palliative Care on Friday 5 August,

where she passed away peacefully that evening," the statement read."

In the statement, her fellow surviving members of The Seekers — Keith Potger, Bruce Woodley,

and Athol Guy — said their lives" are changed ever losing our treasured lifelong friend and shining star."

Her struggle was violent and heroic — noway complaining of her fortune and completely accepting its conclusion,