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Chrissy Amphlett

'I Touch Myself' Singer

Dead at 53

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

No!!...Chrissy was one of my favorites back in the day!Prayers for her family.So sad to hear this:(RIPChrissy

362 days ago
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Kelly     

RIP. I loved "Pleasure and Pain." Still a very underrated group.

362 days ago
18.

HappYdayZ    

Wow way sad, she was super hot with this song, might have touched myself after seeing her video lol

362 days ago
19.

Carl    

Too bad, that's too young. That song instantly transports me back to the early 90s.

362 days ago
20.

dash920    

she was at the top of one the best eras of music...
you'll be missed

362 days ago
21.

Amy    

Wow, way to young. My condolences to her family.

362 days ago
22.

Miss. Priest    

Awww. RIP, that's just too sad. I rocked out to that song.

362 days ago
23.

tleeg    

Damn..i used to love that song back in the day. She was soooooo hot in that video. Thats sad, cancer is a horrible thing...R.I.P.

362 days ago
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BellaJ    

I Touch Myself is a great song! So sad to hear cancer has taken another young life. Sending love to her family!

362 days ago
25.

CyndiChainsaW    

90's goodness.

362 days ago
26.

Diane    

Poor thing MS and cancer. so young may she be at peace.

362 days ago
27.

Diane    

Wow as if MS isn't enough poor thing gets breast cancer too. So young, may she now be at peace.

362 days ago
28.

krys    

R.I.P sweetie! Breaks my heart.

362 days ago
29.

catherine    

OH YES - I GUESS THIS IS SAD

SORT OF

I REMEMBER JUST A FEW MONTHS AGO WHEN SOMEONE WHO HAD BREAST CANCER AND MS WAS A JUST A WORTHLESS HO....................

REMEMBER LIBERAL MEDIA???????

IT WAS A FUN TIME TO BEAT ANNE ROMNEY WITH A STICK....................

BREAST CANCER AND MS DIDN'T MEAN ANYTHING - IF IT WERE A CONSERVATIVE WOMAN'??????

YOU SUPPOSED GOOD LIBERALS WHO LET THAT STAND AND THE 'KILL BUSH' CRAP STAND..................STRAP IN......................

YOU ARE GOING TO GET IT BACK IN YOUR FACES................................

OFFLMFAO --- THIS WITCH HERE EVIDENTLY 'NEVER WORKED A DAY IN HER LIFE'......................

.ISN'T THAT WHAT THE LIBERAL WOMAN FRIEND OF BARRY HUSSEIN OBAMA SAID ABOUT BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR AND MS SUFFERER ANNE????

.SEE HOW COMMUNISM WORKS PEOPLE????

NOW ANY BREAST CANCER DEMOCRAT THAT EVER WANTS MY SYMPATHY WHO STOOD BY AND LET THE DEMOCRATS BEAT ANNE WITH A STICK

GET OUTTA MY FACE.....................

YOU HYPOCRATS.......................YOU DESERVE WHAT YOU VOTED FOR...............THE REST OF US DON'T.............................AND YOUR DEMOCRATS THREATENED TO KILL PALIN, THE DOWN SYNDROME BABY MAMA...................SEE WHAT YOU DID IN YOUR PARTY????? I FEEL SORRY FOR ALL OF YOU---

OBAMA HUSSEIN MADE YOU HATE ANNE, THE MS SUFFERER MORE THAN THE MUSLIM FANATICAL KILLERS.................

.IT WAS EASY FOR YOU BOYS...................

362 days ago
30.

Keyser Söze    

One of the best masturbation songs of all time.

RIP, Chrissy.

362 days ago
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