Monday 22 April 2013

RIP Chrissy Amphlett

Australian singer with The Divinyls, Chrissy Amphlett has died, aged 53 in New York.

The Divinyls were such a popular group here in Australia. I am truly upset that Chrissy has passed away.

I know that she had M.S. and cancer for quite some time.

Here is my favourite Divinyls song. It's called I'm Jealous. It's quite possibly the best heartbreak song ever.

Chrissy looks so beautiful in this music video. This is how I want to remember her.

If you get the chance, have a read of her biography, Pleasure and Pain. It's a great book.

Below is an official statement from Chrissy’s husband Charley Drayton:

Our beloved Chrissy peacefully passed this afternoon.

Christine Joy Amphlett succumbed to the effects of breast cancer and multiple sclerosis, diseases she vigorously fought with
exceptional bravery and dignity. She passed gently, in her sleep, surrounded by close friends and family, including husband of fourteen years, musician Charley Drayton; her sister, Leigh; nephew, Matt; and cousin Patricia Amphlett (“Little Pattie”).

Chrissy’s light burns so very brightly. Hers was a life of passion and creativity; she always lived it to the fullest. With her force of character and vocal strength she paved the way for strong, sexy, outspoken women.

Best remembered as the lead singer of the ARIA Hall of Fame inductee, Divinyls; last month she was named one of Australia’s top ten singers of all time. Chrissy expressed hope that her worldwide hit “I Touch Myself” would be utilized to remind all women to perform annual breast examinations.

Chrissy was a true pioneer and a treasure to all whose lives her music and spirit touched.


  1. I agree, she was just fab and wonderful. So talented. I am very upset to hear of her passing as well. Such a sad sad day.

    A lovely post to honour such a talent. Thanks for it Rachel.

    1. Thanks Suzanne.

      I am so sad. My two favourite Australia singers died so young - Michael Hutchence and now Chrissy :(