Published Sep 30, 2020Helen Reddy — an Australian activist and singer best known for her early '70s hit "I Am Woman" — has passed away. She was 78 years old.
News of Reddy's death was confirmed by her children Traci Donat and Jordan Sommer in a statement. It reads as follows:
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Helen Reddy, on the afternoon of September 29th 2020 in Los Angeles. She was a wonderful Mother, Grandmother and a truly formidable woman. Our hearts are broken. But we take comfort in the knowledge that her voice will live on forever.
Outside of her hit song "I Am Woman," Reddy had popular songs like "Delta Dawn" and "Angie Baby." She also starred in Pete's Dragon and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
I Am Woman, a biopic following Reddy's life of activism and entertainment, debuted at TIFF last year.