Chrissy Amphlett, the lead singer of the Divinyls, has died at the age of 53.  The Australian band enjoyed a lot success in their native country throughout the 1980s and early 1990s.  The band had success in the United States with the 1991 song, I Touch Myself.

Amphlett had breast cancer and multiple sclerosis, according to her husband, former Divinyls drummer Charley Drayton.  The Australian Recording Industry Association say this in a statement:

"Chrissy’s light burns so very brightly. Hers was a life of passion and creativity; she always lived it to the fullest. With her force of character and vocal strength she paved the way for strong, sexy, outspoken women."

The band's biggest hit might be fodder for jokes, but Amphlett had a dfferent take.  She once said, I see the beauty of this song."  She also hoped the song would inspire women to perform annaul breast examinations.