Chrissy Amphlett, the singer of the Divinyls, has died in New York aged 53. RIP

DivinylsThe Australian singer Chrissy Amphlett, best known as the singer of the Divinyls, has died in New York aged 53.

Her husband of 14 years, former Divinyls drummer Charley Drayton, says Amphlett died of breast cancer and multiple sclerosis.

Born in Geelong, Victoria, Australia in 1959 she got famous for her powerful live performances with the band who had a big international hit with ‘I Touch Myself’ in her signature outfit of a school uniform and fishnet stockings.

Amphlett revealed her fight against multiple sclerosis in 2007 and in 2010 announced she had breast cancer.

In March this year she shared an insight into her health troubles via her official Facebook page.

“Unfortunately the last 18 months have been a real challenge for me having breast cancer and MS and all the new places that will take you,” she wrote.

“You become sadly a patient in a world of waiting rooms, waiting sometimes hours for a result or an appointment.

“You spend a lot time in cold machines… hospital beds, on your knees praying for miracles, operating rooms, tests after tests, looking at healthy people skip down the street like you once did and you took it all for granted and now wish you could do that.

“I have not stopped singing throughout all this in my dreams and to be once again performing and doing what I love to do.”

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