Helen Reddy: Australian singer of feminist anthem I Am Woman dies

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Helen Reddy, the Australian singer behind the feminist anthem I Am Woman, has died aged 78.

Reddy died in Los Angeles on Tuesday, her family said in a Facebook statement.

Her children Traci Donat and Jordan Sommers have described her as “a wonderful mother, a wonderful grandmother and a really great wife”.

“Our hearts are broken. But we take comfort in knowing that his voice will live on forever. “

Reddy had a string of pop and rock hits in the 1970s, but he is best known for the 1972 anthem I Am Woman – a catchy song that rose to prominence in the women’s liberation movement.

It sold over a million copies and became a defining song of second wave feminism.

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