“It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of our beloved mother Helen Reddy on the afternoon of September 29, 2020 in Los Angeles. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and a truly impressive woman,” said a statement attributed to her children, Traci and Jordan.
The Australian singer was also known for “Delta Dawn” and “Ain’t No Way to Treat a Lady”.
A biography of Reddy’s rise from New York City single mom to hit artist titled “I Am Woman” premiered last month. The film stars Tilda Cobham-Hervey as Reddy and features a new song by Reddy̵
7;s granddaughter Lily Donat.
“I Am Woman” was released in 1971 but didn’t make it to # 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 until December of the next year. In 1973, Reddy won her first GRAMMY for the song, according to the Recording Academy GRAMMY Awards website.
“I want to thank God because you makes everything possible, “said Reddy in her short acceptance speech. In 1976 she would be nominated for another GRAMMY.
“Our hearts are broken,” said her children’s testimony. “But we console ourselves with the knowledge that her voice will live on forever.”