Nation’s ‘greatest voice’ Yunupingu dies
The 46-year-old singer died in Royal Darwin Hospital on Tuesday after suffering years of ill health from contracting Hepatitis B as a child, which left him with liver and kidney disease.
The Labor leader praised Dr Yunupingu’s exquisite, ethereal voice which was praised worldwide.
“He was blind from birth but what he was able to do is help the world see Australia’s oldest culture,” Mr Shorten told ABC radio on Wednesday.
“We use words about death like ‘taken too soon’ but they are very true words in this case. The gap between health outcomes for our first Australians and other Australians is shocking.”
His unique voice spaw…