Georgy Girl singer Judith Durham of the Seekers dies at the age of 79.

Judith Durham died on Friday night at Melbournes Alfred Hospital after suffering from lung disease . The Seekers were the first Australian band to achieve major chart and commercial success in the United Kingdom and the United States thanks to the harmony of their voices .

Washington, United States, August 6 : Judith Durham, an Australian folk musician whose band, The Seekers, had many national hits on them, died at the age of 79, according to Deadline.Durham died on Friday night at Melbourne's Alfred Hospital after suffering from lung disease.Both the Musicoast label and Universal Music Australia announced her death in 1963, and the four became the first Australian band to achieve major chart and commercial success in the United Kingdom and the United States thanks to the harmony of their voices.The hits The Carnival is Over, Ill Never Find Another You, A World of Our Own, and Georgy Girl sold more than 50 million albums worldwide, according to Judiths family, her fellow Seekers, the Musicoast staff, the international music community, and all of us who have been part of her life for so long.

In a joint statement, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese described Durham as a national treasure and an Australian icon.Albanese said Durham helped blaze a trail for a new generation of Aussie artists.Many will miss her generosity, and the songs she gave to our nation will always be remembered, says Premier Dan Andrews of her native Victoria.Durham claimed to have dominated Australia's top chart mates, both domestically and internationally.