Margaret was passionate about music after she was not so famous she chose to become a music teacher. She taught music in a high school.
The relatives of the New Zealand singer Margaret Urrlich confirmed that she died in her MSW home at the age of 57.
Urlich was suffering from cancer for the last two years but her family says she had a “peaceful death”.
The claim to fame moments came for Margaret when she performed in Daryl Braithwaite’s classic The Horses. the performance took place in Sydney.
Margaret Urlich died of cancer:
“It is with incredible sadness that we inform you that Margaret Urlich passed away peacefully on 22nd August 2022 at her home in the Southern Highlands of NSW, surrounded by her family after a courageous two-and-a-half-year battle with cancer,” a statement from the family read.
“Margaret is a much-loved multi-award-winning member of the Australian and New Zealand music industry who captured hearts around the world as a gifted singer/songwriter with a unique voice and sense of style.
“We thank you for respecting the privacy of her family and loved ones at this sad time.”
Her cousin Peter said
“She was blessed with a great voice. She sang so effortlessly and with such soul and sass, she had her own space and sound, instantly recognizable,” Peter said.
“She had a level of sophistication that marked her out. Marg was super stylish, and she oozed confidence but underneath, she was a female who had to overcome her shyness to try to make it in a male-dominated industry. And she did. When you look at her body of work from Peking Man to Escaping to Boy in the Moon, she absolutely had it all.
“I was a total fan and I’m very proud of her.”
Margaret Urlich came to Sydney and became a star:
She had multiple platinum-sales albums for her and eventually, her popularity died like most singers. She was New Zealand’s biggest musical star at one point in time. Her debut album was Safety in Numbers (1989) which was a huge hit and it got her the ARIA award for Breakthrough Artist in 1991.
She had won many awards but she chose to live a quieter life in rural areas and she was very happy with the life she chose.