Australia’s music icon and legendary soul singer, Renee Geyer, is dead.
NEWSBREAK reports that Geyer passed away on Tuesday aged 69.
Late Geyer died following complications from hip surgery, during which it was discovered she also had inoperable lung cancer.
She breathed her last surrounded by family and friends, her record label Mushroom Records announced on Tuesday. morning
What a voice. What a life. RIP Renee Geyer. pic.twitter.com/D6TgyL6HkD
— David Campbell OAM (@DavidCampbell73) January 17, 2023
“Naturally, we are all utterly devastated,” a statement said.
“Just last month, Renee sang to a full house and was looking forward to another busy year ahead doing what she loved most.
“She lived her life as she performed – to the fullest – and her passing leaves a giant void in the Australian music industry.”
Fellow musicians and others involved in the Australian music scene have paid tribute to Geyer on social media.
Renée Geyer. A game changer. A soul diva. My sister in song.
Heart felt condolences to her family and friends, and to the Australian music industry as a whole who have just lost a person who possessed one of the greatest voices I have ever heard. pic.twitter.com/MdWwHaozO2
— Marcia Hines (@TheMarciaHines) January 17, 2023
In a tribute on Twitter, singer Marcia Hines described her as “a gamechanger. A soul diva. My sister in song,” who “possessed one of the greatest voices I have ever heard”.
“Renee was a fiercely original talent who carved out a huge legacy in Australian music,” read a post on the page of rockers The Hoodoo Gurus.
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