Soul singer Renee Geyer has died at the age of 69.
The Australian musician, who shots to fame in the 1970s, died after suffering complications following hip surgery.
Her devasted family described Geyer as a “force of nature” as they confirmed her death.
They said: “It is with immense sadness that we announce that Renee Geyer has passed away from complications following hip surgery.
“While in hospital, it was discovered that Renee also had inoperable lung cancer.
“She was in no pain and died peacefully among family and friends. Naturally, we are all utterly devastated.”