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    Default Divinyls leader singer Chrissy Amphett dead at 53

    SYDNEY — Chrissy Amphlett, the raunchy lead singer of the Australian rock band Divinyls whose hit "I Touch Myself" brought her international fame in the early 1990s, died at her home in New York City on Sunday. She was 53 years old.

    "Christine Joy Amphlett succumbed to the effects of breast cancer and multiple sclerosis, diseases she vigorously fought with exceptional bravery and dignity," her musician husband Charley Drayton said in a statement.

    "Chrissy's light burns so very brightly. Hers was a life of passion and creativity. She always lived it to the fullest. With her force of character and vocal strength, she paved the way for strong, sexy, outspoken women," he said.

    Amphlett was an icon of Australian music renowned for her distinctive singing voice as well as edgy stage performances clad in school uniforms and fishnet stockings.

    She was born on Oct. 25, 1959, in Geelong city in Victoria state, cousin of 1960s Australian pop star Patricia Amphlett, known as "Little Pattie," who was at her New York bedside on Sunday.

    Amphlett met musician Mark McEntee at a concert at the Sydney Opera House in 1980 and the pair formed the Divinyls.

    The band released six albums between 1982 and 1996, peaking in 1991 with the success of the single "I Touch Myself," which reached No. 1 in Australia, No. 4 in the United States and No. 10 in Britain.

    The band reformed briefly in 2006. Amphlett announced in 2007 that she had multiple sclerosis and in 2010 that she had cancer.

    Amphlett was also an actress who made her movie debut in the 1982 Australian film "Monkey Grip," which featured several Divinyls tracks.
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    I was just about to post about this...

    I know to a lot of you guys, the Divinyls were probably a one hit wonder, but they have been around for about 35 year here in Oz. They have some cracking songs. Chrissy was an amazing talent. She rocked harder than most of the fellows.

    A really sad day for Aussie music. We lost a legend today.

    RIP Chrissy.

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    How Chrissy Amphlett decided she was the 'monster' Australia needed



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    Good stuff.
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    I've seen the Divinyls twice in my life - once was 17 years ago in Geelong and that gig rates so highly with me I've never forgotten it.
    Chrissy was such a great singer,I loved her voice and her attitude.
    We all knew how sick she was but 53 is obviously just way too young.
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    She was a wild girl - I remember they played at a large pub in Launceston back when I was a young fella - I was going but something or other happend and I didnt make it

    Apparantly some dude jumped up on stage & tried to grab her, and she slugged him.

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    CHRISSY AMPHLETT'S DYING WISH FOR 'I TOUCH MYSELF'

    The dying wish of the Divinyls frontwoman Chrissy Amphlett may come true.

    Cancer groups and the Health Minister are backing the late singer's call for one of her favourite tunes to be used to promote breast cancer awareness.

    It was the Divinyls biggest hit, and it was a song that would also touch countless fans.

    But for Ms Amphlett, it was a song she wanted used for so much more.

    "You know I really wish now that I Touch Myself, it's so appropriate now more than ever. You know, it really should be the breast cancer song," she told Seven's Sunday Night last year.

    The 53-year-old rock great wanted the single to become an anthem for women's health.

    Her family reveals it was her dying wish to help save lives.

    "Chrissy expressed hope that her worldwide hit "I Touch Myself" would remind women to perform breast examinations," her cousin Little Pattie told 7News.


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