Music

Iconic singer Gurrumul dies aged 46


ARIA winner Dr G Yunupingu has died.

ABORIGINAL musical great Dr G Yunupingu has died, aged 46, after a long battle with illness, his music label has confirmed.

The multi ARIA Award winner, whose full name news.com.au has withheld due to cultural reasons, died in Royal Darwin Hospital yesterday.

“Dr G Yunpingu is remembered today as one of the most important figures in Australian music history, blind from birth and emerging from the remote Galiwin’ku community on Elcho Island off the coast of Arnhem Land to sell over half a million copies of his albums across the world, singing in his native Yolngu language,” his lable Skinnyfish Music said in a statement.

“His debut album cemented him as the Australian voice of a generation, hitting triple platinum in Australia, silver in the UK and charting in multiple other countries across the globe.

“The highest selling indigenous artist in history, Dr G Yunupingu released two subsequent top five studio albums, Rrakala and The Gospel Album…

Read the full article at: http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/music/iconic-singer-gurrumul-dies-aged-46/news-story/3f66d5d62a3228d99cfaddb228f554f6

Previous post

Singer Dr G. Yunupingu dies aged 46

Next post

Man jailed for acid attack on journo