RIP Dr. G Yunupingu

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Award winning singer-songwriter has passed away in the , aged 46, after a long illness.

Singer songwriter Dr G Yunupingu has died in , aged 46.

Dr Yunupingu was a multi-award-winning, internationally recognised artist, who lived in his home community of Galiwin’ku, in remote northeast .

He was born blind, and grew up a member of the Gumatj clan.

In recent years he spent significant amounts of time in Darwin for medical care, including an admission to hospital that highlighted the experience of remote-living Indigenous people in the health system.

Yunupingu died at Royal Darwin Hospital about 5pm on Tuesday. His family are expected to be offered a state funeral.

 

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