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

6 AUGUST, 2022

By Monu Jha

Judith Durham, the Australian folk singer and frontwoman for The Seekers, has died. She was 79.

According to multiple reports, Durham died at a hospital in Melbourne on Friday night following complications from lung disease.

Durham achieved global success with hits like "Georgy Girl," "I'll Never Find Another You," "A World of Our Own" and "The Carnival is Over."

She was only 19 when she found stardom, after joining The Seekers in 1963. The group would eventually sell 50 million records following major success in the U.K. and U.S.

The success would pave the way for a solo career, but Durham continued recording with the group all the way until the 1990s.

Durham's career was so revered, Australia's Prime Minister Anthony Albanese spoke out following the news, calling her "a national treasure and an Australian icon.

Durham was honored with the Medal of the Order of Australia for services to music in 1995.

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