Natasha Stuart from ‘The Voice 2019’ has died of breast cancer aged 43
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The Voice Australia 2019 contestant Natasha Stuart died at the age of 43 on Wednesday after battling breast cancer.
She was surrounded by family at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney. She was diagnosed in July 2018 and initially underwent 20 weeks of chemotherapy.
The professional singer, who lived in Bondi, was a contestant on The Voice last year on Delta Goodrem’s team before being eliminated from the show.
During a career spanning two decades Natasha sang backup for numerous artists, including Goodrem, Jessica Mauboy, Anthony Callea, Boy George, Michael Bolton, Tim Campbell and many others.
She appeared on the hit reality singing competition to share her story to encourage young women to be vigilant about checking their breasts through regular breast examinations.
Her bio on The Voice added: “Singing is a way of healing for her and is her escape from the harsh medical treatment. She’s more than ready to say ‘F*&% CANCER’ and be a beacon of light to others who are also suffering.”
Natasha, in an interview in 2019 encouraged women to “take hold” of their health and get checked “immediately” if they find something unusual.
“Do not take a second to think about going to a doctor – even if it’s something that you’re scared of,” she said in the video.
Natasha also spoke out to women suffering from cancer and urged them to keep on fighting the disease.
“I want to be an example that you can be strong, live your life and keep going forward – no matter what happens,”
“I want to empower everyone to take a hold of their own health. If you feel something’s not right, go and get it checked. Immediately.”