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Singer Helen Reddy dies aged 78

Helen Reddy – whose song “I Am Woman” became a global feminist anthem – has died.

She was aged 78.

Her family said:

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“Our hearts are broken.

“But we take comfort in the knowledge that her voice will live on forever.”

Ms Reddy was born in Australia and moved to America after winning a talent show.

Her song “I Am Woman” topped the charts in 1972 and launched world-wide fame.

She had her own television series – “The Helen Reddy Show” – and starred in Hollywood films.

Ms Reddy was the world’s top-selling female vocalist in 1973 and 1974.

She retired in 2002 and was diagnosed with dementia in 2015.

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