The Voice contestant Natasha Stuart dies from breast cancer at age 43
Natasha Stuart passed away from breast cancer at the age of 43 on Wednesday.
The Voice Australia 2019 contestant and vocalist to stars including Jessica Mauboy and Delta Goodrem was surrounded by family at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney.
Natasha was diagnosed with breast cancer in July 2018 and underwent 20 weeks of chemotherapy.
Late singer: The Voice 2019 contestant Natasha Stuart (pictured) died from breast cancer at age 43 on Wednesday
Natasha joined Delta Goodrem’s team on The Voice, making it to the finals.
She was already a success in her own right, with a career spanning 20 years.
Natasha released her own album Light This Fuse in 2012, and performed back-up for Delta, Michael Bolton, Boy George, Jessica Mauboy and Guy Sebastian.
The Voice Australia’s executive producers Leigh Aramberri and Chloe Baker paid tribute to Natasha in an official statement.
Surrounded by loved ones: Natasha, who was also a vocalist to stars including Jessica Mauboy (pictured) and Delta Goodrem, was surrounded by family at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney
‘We are forever grateful to have had Tash orbit our world and be a part of our Voice family. She radiated joy, beauty and strength and touched everyone she met with her talent.
‘Our love goes out to her family, her friends and the entire Australian music industry.’
Speaking to 9Honey in May last year, Natasha said she came to realise how women with cancer shown on television often looked far older than her.
She decided that it was important to audition for The Voice, to communicate to others that you can get cancer at a young age.
Reality TV: Natasha was diagnosed with breast cancer in July 2018 and underwent 20 weeks of chemotherapy. She is pictured on The Voice during treatment
Coach: Natasha joined Delta Goodrem’s team and made it to the finals. Pictured with Delta
‘I felt it was really important to put myself out there because I haven’t seen women who look like me on TV, going through treatment,’ she said.
‘I wanted to make sure that younger women knew that you can get breast cancer at a young age.’
Natasha went on to describe Delta, who went through her own cancer battle, as a ‘kindred spirit’.
‘Everything that Delta said to me just connected so deeply to where I’m at now and what I’m going through, and what I know she’s gone through,’ she said.
Connected: Natasha described Delta, who went through her own cancer battle, as a ‘kindred spirit’ in an interview with 9Honey last year: ‘Everything that Delta said to me just connected so deeply to where I’m at now and what I’m going through, and what I know she’s gone through’