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‘The Dr Geoffrey Yunupingu I knew’


Jarrod Sierocki

Dr G Yunupingu, the blind Indigenous singer, has died in a Darwin hospital aged 46.

Dr G. Yunupingu died in Darwin on Tuesday. Picture: Skinnyfish

HE was an international singing superstar whose angelic voice won him the adoration of fans and fellow music legends all over the world.

But Multiple ARIA-Award-winner Geoffrey Yunupingu barely whispered a word publicly once he stepped off the stage.

Dr Yunupingu, whose image and full name news.com.au has withheld for cultural reasons following his death on Tuesday, was notoriously media shy.

But that never mattered. His talents spoke for themselves.

He instead preferred his manager and longtime close friend Michael Hohnen to speak publicly on his behalf. Subsequently, little was publicly known about Dr Yunupingu, outside of his music.

Today, Mr Hohnen has offered a rare insight into the man he knew, in a special tribute exclusively on news.com.au.

A TRIBUTE FOR DR GEOFFREY YUNUPINGU BY MICHAEL HOHNEN

“I have lost a close friend, colleague and

Read the full article at: http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/music/my-life-with-dr-geoffrey-yunupingu-he-loved-it-when-i-called-him-little-punk/news-story/3b8e6d4e9fb2dc6ce81a2c3a516901cd

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