“It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Helen Reddy, on the afternoon of September 29th 2020 in Los Angeles. She was a wonderful Mother, Grandmother and a truly formidable woman,” mentioned a statement attributed to her children Traci and Jordan.
The Australian singer was additionally recognized for “Delta Dawn” and “Ain’t No Way to Treat a Lady.”
A film biography
of Reddy’s rise from single mom in New York City to hit artist — titled “I Am Woman” — premiered final month. The movie stars Tilda Cobham-Hervey as Reddy and encompasses a new track by Reddy’s granddaughter Lily Donat.
“I Am Woman” was launched in 1971, however did not make it to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 till December of the subsequent yr. Then, in 1973 Reddy gained her first GRAMMY for the track, in line with the Recording Academy GRAMMY Awards website.
“I would like to thank God, because she makes everything possible,” Reddy mentioned in her brief acceptance speech. She would go on to be nominated for an additional GRAMMY in 1976.
“Our hearts are broken,” the assertion from her youngsters mentioned. “But we take comfort in the knowledge that her voice will live on forever.”