Monday, 22 April 2013

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Divinyls singer Chrissy Amphlett dies aged 53

                      Chrissy Amphlett
Chrissy Amphlett of Australian band the Divinyls, known for their hit I Touch Myself, has died aged 53.

Husband and former Divinyls drummer Charley Drayton said the singer died after battling breast cancer and multiple sclerosis.

Russell Crowe, who starred alongside Amphlett in a 1988 production of Blood Brothers in which she played his mother, has led tributes.

He said he will remember her "loving life and reciting verse".

The Oscar-winning Australian actor said: "Dear Chrissie, the last time I saw you was in the Botanic Gardens... That's how I'll remember you, your boy, R."

Amphlett founded the Divinyls in 1980 in Sydney and they went on to record five studio albums between 1982 and 1996, when they split.

I Touch Myself was released in 1991 and was a number one hit in their native Australia. It climbed the charts in Britain to number 10 and number four in the US Billboard Hot 100.

It was featured in the 1992 film Prelude to a Kiss and 1997's Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. Pop singer Pink covered the song in 2009 on her Funhouse Tour.

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