Helen Reddy who became a global feminist anthem, died in Los Angeles aged 78. Her song, I am Woman became popular worldwide. Her family shared the sad news and said, “Our hearts are broken. But we take comfort in the knowledge that her voice will live on forever.”
The singer was born in Australia and moved to the United States in her early 20s after winning a talent contest. In 1971, she found success with the song “I Don’t Know How To Love Him”
Her song in 1972, I am Woman led her to become a and she followed it up with a string of hits, such as “Delta Dawn”, “Angie Baby” and “Ain’t No Way to Treat a Lady”. She even hosted a TV variety show called The Helen Reddy Show. She has also starred in several Hollywood films as well.
In 1973 and 1974 she was regarded as the world’s top-selling female vocalist and her career tapered in the 1980s before she officially retired in 2002. She was even diagnosed with dementia in 2015.