Australian vocalist Natasha Stuart has passed away after battling breast cancer.
The 43-year-old was a contestant on Delta Goodrem’s team on The Voice Australia last year.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Stuart was surrounded by her family when she died at St Vincent’s Hospital on Wednesday.
During a career spanning two decades, Stuart was a backup vocalist for various Aussie artists including Delta Goodrem, Jessica Mauboy and Anthony Callea.
The talented vocalist was diagnosed with breast cancer in July 2018, and underwent 20 weeks of chemotherapy in September.
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Well…. someone had to go and tonight it was me. 💃 #TeamDelta is so strong! I am just bummed that I didn’t get to share another performance with you…. I had some big plans for you guys for the next one! You’ll just have to stayed tuned to this insta channel for more. 😉😘 . Thank you to everyone for the incredible support – it’s been so wonderful to hear from you all and connect with so many of you! Can’t wait to continue this rebirth. The journey is far from over – in fact, it’s just beginning! So much more to come. Big love to you all! ❤️🙏 . . . . . #thevoiceau #teamdelta #jordanforthewin #thevoiceaustyleteam #singer #everybodysfree #itsnotover #aliveandkicking #bcna #tnbc #fuckcancer #cancerwarrior #strengthinnumbers
The executive producers of The Voice, Leigh Aramberri and Chloe Baker, have paid tribute to Stuart in a statement, writing: “We are forever grateful to have had Tash orbit our world and be a part of our voice family. She radiated joy, beauty and strength and touched everyone she met with her talent.
“Our love goes out to her family, her friends and the entire Australian music industry.”
Rest in Peace, Natasha.