“It’s with deep disappointment that we announce the passing of our beloved mom, Helen Reddy, on the afternoon of September 29th 2020 in Los Angeles. She was a beautiful Mom, Grandmother and a very formidable girl,” mentioned a statement attributed to her children Traci and Jordan.
The Australian singer was additionally identified for “Delta Daybreak” and “Ain’t No Strategy to Deal with a Girl.”
A film biography
of Reddy’s rise from single mom in New York Metropolis to hit artist — titled “I Am Girl” — premiered final month. The movie stars Tilda Cobham-Hervey as Reddy and includes a new track by Reddy’s granddaughter Lily Donat.
“I Am Girl” was launched in 1971, however did not make it to No. 1 on the Billboard Scorching 100 till December of the following yr. Then, in 1973 Reddy gained her first GRAMMY for the track, in accordance with the Recording Academy GRAMMY Awards website.
“I wish to thank God, as a result of she makes every part potential,” Reddy mentioned in her brief acceptance speech. She would go on to be nominated for an additional GRAMMY in 1976.
“Our hearts are damaged,” the assertion from her youngsters mentioned. “However we take consolation within the information that her voice will dwell on without end.”