Dr Yunupingu remembered as tributes flow at his state memorial in Darwin


One of ’s most famous musicians, Dr G , has been remembered as someone who overcame great shyness due to his blindness to skyrocket to international stardom.

Dr G Yunupingu died in July at age 46 following a near-lifelong struggle with liver and kidney disease, after contracting hepatitis as a child.

Blind from birth, the singer — from the remote community of Galiwin’ku on Island, 500 kilometres east of — shot to stardom in 2008, winning an ARIA Award for his namesake album.


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