Helen Reddy, the Australian singer behind the feminist anthem I’m a Woman, has died at the age of 78.
Reddy died Tuesday in Los Angeles, her family said in a statement on Facebook.
Her children, Tracy Donat and Jordan Somers, described her as “a wonderful mother, grandmother, and a truly fearsome woman.”
“Our hearts are broken. But we take comfort in the knowledge that her voice will live forever.”
Reddy had pop and rock hits in the 1970s, but is best known for the anthem from 1972. I am a woman – an exciting tune that became famous in the women’s liberation movement.
It continued to sell over a million copies and became a defining song of second-wave feminism.