Helen Reddy, a singer known for ‘I am Woman’, died at the age of 78 in Los Angeles

Los Angeles (KABC) – Australian singer Helen Reddy, best known for the feminist anthem “I’m Woman”, has died at the age of 78 in Los Angeles.During a career that lasted nearly four decades, Reddy released 18 studio albums, including eight hits at number 1 on Billboard’s adult contemporary chart. He also worked in films and music and did many television shows. She announced her retirement in 2002, but later made some comebacks.

Reddy was most closely associated with “I’m Woman” in his 1971 debut album. The song celebrated women’s empowerment in the context of “Here Me Roar” and made her a symbol of the feminist movement.The singer enjoyed an illustrious career, appearing as a singing nun in “Airport 1975” and giving several hit films, including “Ainto No Way to a Lady,” “Delta Dawn,” “Angie Baby” and “You And me “. world.”

Reddy died a few weeks after the film’s release, titled “I’m Woman.”

Reddy’s children Tracy and Jordan announced that the actor-singer died in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

“She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and a truly formidable woman,” he said in a statement. “Our hearts are broken. But we take comfort in the knowledge that his voice will live forever.”

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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