Renée Geyer, 69, was an Australian jazz and soul superstar who composed songs such as It’s A Man’s Man’s World and Say I Love You. According to a statement from her record label, The Mushroom Group, the singer was hospitalized for hip surgery when she learned she had inoperable lung cancer.

Renee, a Melbourne-born vocalist, became famous in the 1970s for her Husky vocals.

Renee’s family said, “While Renee was in the hospital, it was discovered that Renee also had inoperable lung cancer.”

She died peacefully in the presence of her loved ones.

Of course, we are all utterly crushed.

Renee died calmly, surrounded by loved ones, according to her label.

Renée was looking forward to another busy year of performing for her passionate fans across the country, according to the statement, and “just last month, Renée sang to a full house.”

“Renée had a completely autonomous existence, just like she did in performance.” Her death has left a significant void in the Australian music community since she was a national treasure who was adored and respected.

Marcia Hines, a vocalist, described her as “a game-changer” in a tribute on Twitter. A queen of the soul. My musical sister, whose voice was among the greatest I’d ever heard,

“Oh sad, great loss,” Midnight Oil’s Peter Garrett wrote. “My condolences go out to your family, friends, and fans. Renee and I once performed together at a charity performance, and she wrecked the place. One of the most beautiful voices we’ve ever heard.”

Australian pianist and composer Paul Grabowsky described her as “Australia’s Queen of Soul.”

He referred to her as Australia’s Queen of Soul. “A highly talented singer has died. All her friends, coworkers, and admirers are loved. Rest in peace, Renee Geyer.”

“What a voice,” wrote David Campbell in a tweet. “Life is so shocking at times. Renee Geyer, rest in peace.”

Her career would eventually span five decades, with appearances and collaborations with well-known international performers such as Bonnie Raitt, Chaka Khan, Neil Diamond, and Sting.

In a 1973 interview with ABC, she described the beginning of her music career as “happening incredibly quickly.”

Her autobiography, Confessions of a Difficult Woman, was released in 2000. In 2005, she was recognized in the ARIA Hall of Fame.

In 2010, she smashed her car into the window of an optometrist’s business in Melbourne’s Elwood area.

She had been diagnosed with breast cancer a year before, and she confessed to the Sydney Morning Herald in 2013 that the medication she was taking as part of her treatment at the time of the accident affected her.

Renee claimed she felt fortunate when she thought over her career in 2022.

“How fortunate am I to get paid to do something I adore and have done for over 50 years?”