Stage Queensland mourns the loss of Dr G Yunupingu, a defining figure in Australian music. He sadly passed away on July 25 in Royal Darwin Hospital at age 46 after a long battle with illness.

Blind from birth, Dr G. Yunpingu originated from the remote Galiwin’ku community on Elcho Island off the coast of Arnhem Land. He sold over half a million copies of his albums across the world, singing in his native Yolngu language.

His image and full name are being withheld for cultural reasons, at the request of his family.
See his record label, Skinnyfish Music’s statement here  and the ABC news report here.