Australian singer CHRISTIE ALLEN has died. She was 53.
The British-born star passed away on Wednesday (13Aug08) following a battle with pancreatic cancer.
She died at her home in Western Australia, according to her former promoter, Mushroom Records founder Michael Gudinski.
Allen had three top 20 singles in the Australian charts in 1979 and 1980 - Falling In Love, Goosebumps and He's My Number One - and followed up with a gold album, Magic Rhythm.
She retired at a concert for the 25th anniversary of Mushroom Records in 1998.
Allen was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in March this year (08). She leaves husband Mark and daughter Christa Lea.