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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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Suzi    

That's so tragic, she was such a hottie! I swear I have her song on my Ipod as I type. I loved her voice, she certainly will be remembered forever and sadly missed. RIP hot lady! :)

448 days ago
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violetta5    

R.I.P. MS and Cancer such a sad way to go...

448 days ago
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David    

Maybe she touched herself but now she can't touch no more.

448 days ago
34.

mrsschrute    

RIP pretty lady. I love your music and grew up to it!

448 days ago
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Sharyn350z    

I loved that song. Wow.

448 days ago
36.

Susan    

God bless. Far too young to leave those who love her.

448 days ago
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Just My Opinion    

I remember this lady and her singing this song. Hey! Maybe my old timers isn't that bad after all. LOL

Too sexy of a song, but it is better than My Humps. LOL Which I find to be a VERY stupid song, not to mention lame and nasty too!!

RIP, sweetie. Cancer is an awful thing to have and now it will never touch you or hurt you ever again.

448 days ago
38.

wow    

Had the pleasure of seeing the Divinyls when I was a kid in the 80's. Such an awesome show! Chrissy was way too young. Treasure every day, folks. RIP Chrissy.

448 days ago
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CLINT    

This may sound crude, but the first time I saw this video, I had to go in the bathroom and touch myself. Bad boy, but I grew out of it.

448 days ago
40.

Allen Stern    

This song by the way was not released in 91, it was relased in 82.

R.I.P

448 days ago
41.

sean    

That's way too young to die.
RIP, Chrissy.

448 days ago
42.

buttons47    

G*D Bless her and keep her RIP

448 days ago
43.

James R. - Los Angeles    

Sad.

448 days ago
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phil1344    

it sucks all the good die young a great aussie musical past away i grew up with her in the 80's
she sang some great classic songs I still listen too. R.I.P chrissy

448 days ago
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Cesar Ruvalcaba    

Wow, she was "Sex a-peal" She will be missed!

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