(CNN)Helen Reddy, singer of the 70’s feminist anthem “I Am Girl,” died Tuesday, according to a assertion on her Fb fan site. She was seventy eight.
“It is with deep disappointment that we announce the passing of our beloved mom, Helen Reddy, on the afternoon of September 29th 2020 in Los Angeles. She was a excellent Mom, Grandmother and a actually formidable girl,” explained a statement attributed to her small children Traci and Jordan.
The Australian singer was also regarded for “Delta Dawn” and “Ain’t No Way to Treat a Woman.”
A movie biography of Reddy’s increase from single mom in New York City to hit artist — titled “I Am Girl” — premiered past thirty day period. The film stars Tilda Cobham-Hervey as Reddy and capabilities a new song by Reddy’s granddaughter Lily Donat.
“I Am Lady” was launched in 1971, but didn’t make it to No. one on the Billboard Incredibly hot 100 until December of the up coming year. Then, in 1973 Reddy gained her initial GRAMMY for the music, in accordance to the Recording Academy GRAMMY Awards web-site.
“I would like to thank God, becauseshewould make every thing possible,” Reddy claimed in her small acceptance speech. She would go on to be nominated for an additional GRAMMY in 1976.
“Our hearts are damaged,” the statement from her youngsters mentioned. “But we choose consolation in the know-how that her voice will dwell on without end.”