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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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truthteller    

Tat ta lass .sad to see you go but glad your free

361 days ago
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hotandcold    

Great video! Sorry she's passed.

361 days ago
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LindyLou    

So freaking sad to hear this news. The Divinyls were a big part of my young adult years.

RIP Chrissie. You are a legend.

361 days ago
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MzDee2012    

She's in a better place now.

361 days ago
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Diamond Goddess!    

I met Christina and Mark McEntee backstage after one of their concerts at the height of their US fame.
She was a BIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITCH!!!
(I definitely got the vibe that she was the type who did NOT like having attractive women around her.)
I looked at Mark, who was high as a kite, and he smirked broadly like her behavior was standard operating procedure for her.
R.I.P. to her image, and her songs, both of which I loved.

361 days ago
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KidZoloft    

Fuk cancer

360 days ago
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Whocares    

So sad. I had no idea she had MS. RIP

360 days ago
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ragu4u    

What a shame. I remember back in the day when that video played I was touching myself too.

360 days ago
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smileandshine    

RIP Chrissy Amphlett

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