(CNN)Helen Reddy, singer of the 70’s feminist anthem “I Am Woman,” died Tuesday, according to a assertion on her Fb enthusiast web page. She was 78.
“It is with deep disappointment that we announce the passing of our beloved mom, Helen Reddy, on the afternoon of September twenty ninth 2020 in Los Angeles. She was a great Mother, Grandmother and a genuinely formidable lady,” mentioned a assertion attributed to her kids Traci and Jordan.
The Australian singer was also acknowledged for “Delta Dawn” and “Ain’t No Way to Address a Girl.”
A film biography of Reddy’s increase from solitary mother in New York Metropolis to hit artist — titled “I Am Girl” — premiered final thirty day period. The film stars Tilda Cobham-Hervey as Reddy and characteristics a new tune by Reddy’s granddaughter Lily Donat.
“I Am Female” was unveiled in 1971, but failed to make it to No. one on the Billboard Warm 100 right until December of the subsequent 12 months. Then, in 1973 Reddy received her very first GRAMMY for the track, in accordance to the Recording Academy GRAMMY Awards web-site.
“I would like to thank God, mainly becauseshewill make every little thing possible,” Reddy explained in her small acceptance speech. She would go on to be nominated for a further GRAMMY in 1976.
“Our hearts are damaged,” the statement from her kids said. “But we choose comfort and ease in the knowledge that her voice will are living on without end.”