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Chrissy Amphlett

'I Touch Myself' Singer

Dead at 53

4/22/2013 6:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0422_Chrissy-Amphlett_gettyChrissy Amphlett -- whose hit song "I Touch Myself" while lead singer of the Divinyls dominated the 1990s -- passed away on Sunday. She was 53.

Her husband has released a statement explaining, "Amphlett succumbed to the effects of breast cancer and multiple sclerosis."

Amphlett revealed she had multiple sclerosis in 2007 and was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010.

The Divinyls released six albums between 1982 and 1996, but peaked in 1991 with the song "I Touch Myself." It was featured in the movie "Prelude to a Kiss" and later used in "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery."

R.I.P.

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chloelee29    

Very sad, she was too young. R. I. P.

514 days ago
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Grandma Cracker    

Very sad, RIP

514 days ago
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Fred Farkel    

who??

514 days ago
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Blue Lake    

Great song, talented lady. Sorry to hear this news.

514 days ago
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Reg    

RIP Chrissy, You always were and always will be a legend in the Aussie music scene. We will miss you terribly.Condolences to your family and friends. Special thoughts to Patricia. (Little Patty) I know she will miss you terribly as will we all.xx

514 days ago
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static    

That sucks RIP.

514 days ago
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the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Too young. Good journey, Chrissy.

514 days ago
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forreal    

I don't know which one I hate more: MS or cancer. RIP.

514 days ago
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LK    

R.I.P.

514 days ago
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verlinda    

R.IP.

514 days ago
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Az Heat    

Very sad news! That was a very popular song back in my high school days!

514 days ago
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ummmAnyways    

Breast cancer & ms? Whoa! Surprised she lived even. What causes those 2 things anyway? Smoking? Alcohol?

514 days ago
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clucka    

This makes my heart sad! Chrissie is one of my favorite singers of all time. Way too young to die!! Here in the US, people assume she was a one hit wonder, but in Australia and Europe, her band, Divinyls, had multiple hit songs and albums. RIP CHRISSY!

514 days ago
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Gigohead     

Just heard this song on 80's on 8 on Sirius last week. The song is so awesome. . Sad to hear this. Condolences to her family.

514 days ago
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ricosauve15    

Rip

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