“It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of our beloved mother, Helen Reddy, on the afternoon of September 29, 2020 in Los Angeles. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and a truly formidable woman,” said a statement attributed to her Thracian children. and Jordan.
The Australian singer was also known for “Delta Dawn” and “Ain’t No Way to Treat a Lady”.
A film biography of Reddy’s rise from single mother in New York to successful artist – titled “I Am Woman” – premiered last month. The film stars Tilda Cobham-Hervey as Reddy and features a new song from Reddy̵
7;s granddaughter, Lily Donat.
“I Am Woman” was released in 1971, but didn’t make it to number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 until December of the following year. Then, in 1973, Reddy won his first GRAMMY for the song, according to the Recording Academy’s GRAMMY Awards website.
“I would like to thank God, why she makes it all possible, ”Reddy said in her short acceptance speech. She would be nominated for another GRAMMY in 1976.
“Our hearts are broken,” her children’s statement said. “But we take comfort in knowing that his voice will live on forever.”