Famous for their hit I Touch Myself, Chrissy Amphlett and her band Divinyls brought fun tunes to the international airwaves for years. Its sad to report that the 52-year-old died in her New York City home on Sunday (April 21).
Her husband Charley Drayton released a statement, which read, “Christine Joy Amphlett succumbed to the effects of breast cancer and multiple sclerosis, diseases she vigorously fought with exceptional bravery and dignity.
Chrissy”s light burns so very brightly. Hers was a life of passion and creativity. She always lived it to the fullest. With her force of character and vocal strength, she paved the way for strong, sexy, outspoken women,” he added.
Miss Amphlett formed her band in 1980, and went on to release six records. Their most famous hit I Touch Myself topped the charts in 1991 and was featured in many movies, including Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery and Prelude to a Kiss.