Singer Margaret Urlich dies at the age of 57 after a cancer battle

New Zealand singer Margaret Urlich, who rose to fame in the late 1980s after moving to Sydney, has died aged 57.

Urlich had battled cancer for two years, according to a statement released by her family.

The musician’s debut album, Safety in Numbers (1989), was a huge chart success and earned her a 1991 ARIA Award for Breakthrough Artist.

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Their second album, Chameleon Dreams, released in 1992, was also a hit.

“It is with incredible sadness that we inform you that Margaret Urlich passed away peacefully on 22nd August 2022 at her home in the Southern Highlands of NSW surrounded by her family after a brave two and a half year battle with cancer. “, the statement said.

“Margaret is a much-loved, multi-award-winning member of the Australian and New Zealand music industry who has won hearts around the world as a gifted singer/songwriter with a unique voice and sense of style.

Margaret Urlich was born in New Zealand and moved to Australia in the late 1980s. Recognition: delivered

“We thank you for respecting the privacy of your family and loved ones at this sad time.”

One of New Zealand’s most successful recording artists, she also provided backing vocals on Daryl Braithwaite’s hit 1990 album Rise.

Urlich’s vocals were an important part of Braithwaite’s Hit Horses.

But in the video, a model was shown lip-synching Urlich’s vocals.

Urlich had chosen not to appear in the video clip because Safety In Numbers had just released and she was keen to establish herself as a solo artist.

Safety in Numbers was certified platinum in New Zealand and triple platinum in Australia.

Margaret Urlich. Recognition: delivered

It spawned a number one single in New Zealand, Escaping, and another top 10 hit, number one (Remember When We Danced All Night).

Chameleon Dreams also went platinum in both countries, with the single Boy In The Moon reaching the top 10 in New Zealand.

Ulrich released two more albums, The Deepest Blue (1995) and Second Nature (1999).

She also released a live album in 1994 and was part of the New Zealand cast of Jesus Christ Superstar in 1993.

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