'I Touch Myself' Singer Dead at 53
Chrissy Amphlett was lead singer of Divinyls
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 22, 2013 10:39 AM CDT
Updated Apr 22, 2013 10:58 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Chrissy Amphlett, the raunchy lead singer of the Australian rock band Divinyls whose hit "I Touch Myself" brought her international fame in the early 1990s, died at her home in New York City yesterday. She was 53 years old. "Christine Joy Amphlett succumbed to the effects of breast cancer and multiple sclerosis, diseases she vigorously fought with exceptional bravery and dignity," her musician husband Charley Drayton said in a statement. "Chrissy's light burns so very brightly. ... She paved the way for strong, sexy, outspoken women."

Amphlett met musician Mark McEntee at a concert at the Sydney Opera House in 1980 and the pair formed the Divinyls, which released six albums between 1982 and 1996, peaking in 1991 with "I Touch Myself." The band reformed briefly in 2006. Amphlett announced in 2007 that she had multiple sclerosis and in 2010 that she had cancer. Amphlett was also an actress who made her movie debut in the 1982 Australian film Monkey Grip, which featured several Divinyls tracks; she later played Russell Crowe's mother in the Australian stage production of the musical Blood Brothers. Crowe tweeted a tribute.

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boxcar
Apr 23, 2013 10:31 AM CDT
At 53 Chrissy was born in 1960 which means she was gestated during a major solar reversal period. I suspect her mom was also born during a major solar reversal of 1939. In short, Chrissy got the "double-whammy.\" Cancer researchers discovered the "Solar Mortality Theory" in 1993 which states that [IF your mom was born during a solar reversal you WILL die of cancer if you live long enough] It was found (by comparison of the US congressional record to solar reversal data) that over the last 200+ years a majority of cancer victims mothers had been born during a solar reversal. UK parliamentary records revealed the same correlation. The peak solar reversal years are 1939, 1959, 1980 & 2002, about every 20 to 22yrs The damage caused is due to the scientific fact that the genetic process for a female embryo forming her eggs w/in her ova during gestation is a highly radiation sensitive genetic process- its the reason pregnant females are not given X-rays, it would damage future generations. The consequence of this phenomenon is astounding for it means the human race is "sun-synchronized" to grow in wavelets of 1 solar cycle or 22.2yrs and that there are critical times in history when the 4th generation of Newborns arrives and the 2nd generation begins to Retire that economies crash on a global basis- Why? When the 4th arrives, who is working to support Newborns & Aged? When Retirees switch from contributing to the economy to withdrawing energy from the economy, THAT is when the economy crashes on a global basis. When did the first post war baby boomers begin to retire at age 62? WWII ended fall 1945 but it took a year to get back to having kids, so the first ones born Fall 1946 began to retire Fall 2008- Anything happen then? Duh
DarkFrancis
Apr 22, 2013 9:25 PM CDT
Love you, Chrissy.
iq145
Apr 22, 2013 9:12 PM CDT
Damn i loved her...