Australian singer, songwriter, and musician, Judith Durham, has passed away at the age of 79.
Born on July 3, 1943, in Essendon, Australia, Judith became the lead singer of the Australian popular folk music group the Seekers in 1963.
The group has sold over 50 million records worldwide after it subsequently became the first Australian pop music group to achieve major chart and sales success in the United Kingdom and the United States.
Durham left the group in mid-1968 to pursue her solo career.
Though she remained primarily a solo performer, Judith began to make sporadic recordings and performances with The Seekers in 1993.
She was named Victorian of the Year on July 1, 2015, for her services to music and a range of charities.
A collection of 14 previously unreleased songs was released on the album “So Much More” to celebrate Durham’s 75th birthday in June 2018.
Judith Durham Car Accident: What Happened?
Judith Durham, her husband Ronald Edgeworth, and their tour manager, Peter Summers, were involved in a car accident on the Calder Freeway in 1990.
Judith sustained a fractured wrist and leg as the driver of the other car passed away at the scene.
The response from her fans made the singer consider getting back together with the other members of the Seekers for a Silver Jubilee show.
Ronald was diagnosed with motor neurone disease during this reunion.
Ronald Edgeworth, who was born on January 29, 1938, in England, United Kingdom, passed away on December 10, 1994, with Durham by his side.
Durham passed away on August 5, 2022, at the age of 79.