Found out at USA Today of the passing of the Australian icon known for her empowerment anthem with the #1 song in the U.S. "I Am Woman" along with "Delta Dawn" and "Angie Baby" at the age of 78 in Los Angeles, California due to dementia.
"It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Helen Reddy," the singer's children, Traci Donat and Jordan Sommers, wrote. "She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and a truly formidable woman. Our hearts are broken. But we take comfort in the knowledge that her voice will live on forever".