The Voice star dies aged 43 after two-year cancer battle

The Voice Australia singer Natasha Stuart has died at the age of 43 after losing a two-year battle with cancer.

The Australian star died surrounded by her family at St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney, it has been confirmed.

Natasha rose to fame last year after she appeared on the Australian version of The Voice and teamed up with Delta Goodrem.

She made it through to the Top 48 but was eliminated in the live finals after performing Rozalla song Everybody's Free (To Feel Good).

Natasha's Voice Australia coach Delta also went through her own cancer battle, with Natasha describing her as a "kindred spirit".

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She previously said: "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."

Delta has since spoken out on Natasha's death, taking to Instagram for a series of touching tributes.

Next to a selection of photos of them together, she wrote: "The beautiful soul Natasha Stuart touched and inspired the lives of everyone she met.

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"My heart breaks right now along with the music community, her family and friends.

"Rest in peace musical friend. May you be with the angels singing."

Host of The Voice Australia's 2019 series Sonia Kruger tweeted: "So very sad to hear our friend Natasha Stuart lost her battle with cancer today.

"A shining light whose beauty, talent and passion will be missed. Thoughts are with her friends and family."

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Natasha had success away from The Voice Australia too.

She had toured with Tina Arena, Michael Bolton and Richard Clapton throughout her 20-year career.

Speaking before her death to 9Honey, Natasha said: "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.

"I wanted to make sure that younger women knew that you can get breast cancer at a young age.

"I want to prove that you can still live a meaningful life through treatment and beyond, that life doesn’t have to stop."

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