Australian soul singer Renee Geyer has died at the age of 69 after complications related to hip surgery.
Ms Geyer was a Melbourne-born singer who rose to fame in the 1970s and became known for her husky vocals.
“While he was in the hospital, it was discovered that Renee also had inoperable lung cancer,” Gere’s family said in a statement.
She was not in any pain and passed away peacefully among her family and friends.
“Naturally we are all completely devastated.”