04.22.1310:21 AM ET

The Divinyls’ Chrissy Amphett Dies at 53

The singer suffered from breast cancer and multiple sclerosis.

Australian rocker Chrissy Amphlett died Sunday at age 53 after battling breast cancer and multiple sclerosis. The Divinyls lead singer achieved international stardom with the early 1990s hit “I Touch Myself” and became notorious for wearing a school uniform and fishnets on stage. “Chrissy’s light burns so very brightly. Hers was a life of passion and creativity,” her husband, Charley Drayton, said in a statement. “With her force of character and vocal strength, she paved the way for strong, sexy, outspoken women.”