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Australian music icon and unforgettable singer, Archie Roach’s cause of death has been partly revealed after the legend passed away on July 30, 2022, at the age of 66.

May he rest in power and may his loved ones find inner peace and enough power to deal with the tragic loss.

He was the ARIA-Award-winning Indigenous singer who came to fame with his hit song Took The Children Away and with the hit he became the anthem for the stolen generation.

The heartbreaking death news was confirmed by Archie Roach’s family in a statement shared soon after he lost his life; it reads, “We are heartbroken to announce the passing of Gunditjmara (Kirrae Whurrong/Djab Wurrung), Bundjalung Senior Elder, songman and storyteller Archie Roach.”

The statement then also came to add that the beloved artist took his last breath while his family and loved ones were by his side at Warrnambool Base Hospital in Victoria.

His family continued, “Archie wanted all of his many fans to know how much he loves you for supporting him along the way. We are so proud of everything our dad achieved in his remarkable life. He was a healer and a unifying force. His music brought people together.”

Archie’s most well-known song, the one that kicked off his career in 1990, was both sorrowful and hopeful, telling the story of the Indigenous children taken from their parents by the state.

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It was a real story from his life. Roach was born in Mooroopna in central Victoria and was taken from his mom and dad and transported to live with a foster family when he was only 4.

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An Illness Was Archie Roach’s Cause of Death

Celebrities’ death news always breaks many hearts, but fans kindly remember memories, and their idols are alive in their hearts even after death. Although there is no report about Archie Roach’s exact cause of death, his family reported that he passed away. after a long illness.

Our team does not confirm any rumors about the news, though you can be sure that we are attempting our best to find related information about the tragedy and provide the latest updates as soon as possible; but, do not forget that family privacy should be respected.

The song that its producer Paul Kelly, got a straight-forward, beat-less folk number that made use of Roach’s deep, powerful voice. He was just 15 when his mother lost her life. He spent his late teens and 20s living on the street, battling an addiction to alcohol. He began to play music in Melbourne with his wife Ruby Hunter in the 1980s.

Roach often dealt with the trauma of invasion in his work. Both Song for Elijah (Wrap Our Arms Around You) and Lighthouse are elegies for young Indigenous men who died in violent circumstances.

Roach toured in Australia and overseas with artists such as Bob Dylan, Billy Bragg, and Leonard Cohen. He was supposed to conduct his final Australian tour in 2020, but the pandemic changed his plans.

The singer starred from his kitchen for his Facebook audience, published a book and educational resources based on Took The Children Away that aimed to reach young people about the Stolen Generation, and was awarded two ARIA Awards for his album Tell Me Why.

12 years ago, his wife Ruby passed away. Later that year (2010), he himself suffered a stroke, which needed a long period of rehabilitation. He had additionally battled lung cancer and had half a lung removed.

But he resumed producing music, keeping the same message of hope and solidarity that made his earlier work resonate so widely.


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