How did Margaret Urlich die? New Zealand singer Cause of death

Margaret Urlich Cause of Death

Margaret Mary Urlich was a New Zealand musician who won an ARIA Award. At the age of 57, she passed away. Let’s see how did she die, what happened, and what was Margaret Urlich Cause of Death.


Margaret Urlich Cause of Death

After a two-year struggle with cancer, New Zealand vocalist Margaret Urlich passed away at the age of 57. Margaret Urlich in her heyday as a Peking Man band member. Urlich, who had relocated to Australia in the 1980s to pursue her singing career, passed away in New South Wales.

Medico topics have been trying to reach out to the family and relatives for comment on the incident. So far no responses have been received. We will update the page once enough information is available. More information on Margaret Urlich cause of death will be added soon.


How did Margaret Urlich die?

Margaret Urlich, a vocalist from New Zealand, passed away on Monday after a protracted battle with cancer. She was 57.

The celebrated solo performer from Auckland who was also a part of the female vocal supergroup When the Cat’s Away battled cancer for 2.5 years.

She resided with her husband and manager George Gorga in their home in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, where she was surrounded by relatives.

According to Stuff, the severity of Urlich’s health has been well known for the past 18 months among her musical contemporaries and industry leaders on both sides of the Tasman, but had been kept hidden at the family’s wish.


Who is Margaret Urlich?

ARIA Award-winning musician from New Zealand named Margaret Mary Urlich resided in New South Wales, Australia. In 1988, Urlich relocated to Sydney to further her singing career.

Safety in Numbers, her 1989 debut solo album, was very popular and won “Breakthrough Artist – Album” at the 1991 ARIA Awards. When it was launched in 1992, its successor Chameleon Dreams likewise had success.

With career sales of more than 400,000 albums, Urlich is one of New Zealand’s top-selling recording artists. Her success spans the Tasman. She is related to Peter Urlich, another musician from New Zealand.


Margaret Urlich’s LifeStyle

Margaret Urlich Early Life

As the vocalist for the new wave band Peking Man, which also included her brother Pat, Tim Calder, Perry Marshall, Jan Foulkes, Neville Hall, John Fearon, and Jay F-bula, Margaret Mary Urlich started her career.

Peking Man took first place in the 1984 Shazam! Battle of the Bands and had several No. 1 singles in New Zealand, including “Good Luck to You,” which peaked at No. 6, “Lift Your Head Up High,” which peaked at No. 21, and “Room That Echoes,” which topped the charts in 1985.


Margaret Urlich Career

Late in the 1980s, Urlich relocated to Australia, and in 1989 she put out her solo first album, Safety in Numbers. Urlich, who was mostly unknown outside of New Zealand before to 1990, contributed backup vocals to a tune on Australian musician Daryl Braithwaite’s second solo album, Rise, which was released in the latter part of the year.

Urlich travelled to London to collaborate with other authors, including Rob Fisher, with whom she co-wrote the song “Chameleon Dreams,” the album’s lead single. The Grammy Award-winning writer/producer Ian Prince was the first person she met when she arrived in Los Angeles. Together, they composed two songs for the album, and he also produced four tracks.

At the 1992 World Music Awards in Monte Carlo, Urlich received the “Best Selling New Zealand Artist of the Year” honour thanks to the popularity of Chameleon Dreams. She performed “Love Train” at the awards event.

Urlich appeared as a special guest performer on The Micallef Program’s series 1, episode 6, singing a lighthearted duet of the Carly Simon classic “You’re So Vain” with Shaun Micallef.


Margaret Urlich Awards

Margaret Urlich was nominated in Safety in Numbers in 1991. She won Breakthrough Artist – Album. Since 1965, the New Zealand Music Awards have been held annually as a way to recognise the best in New Zealand music. In 1985, 1986, 1989, and 1990  Margaret Urlich won Female Vocalist of the Year. In 1989, she won Album of the year, and Album cover of the year.


Tribute to Margaret Urlich

Andrew Macfarlane said,

Some sad news: Margaret Urlich has died after a two-and-a-half-year battle with cancer.  The NZ-born singer songwriter was known for hits like ‘Number One’ and ‘Escaping’.
The first Hone daughter said,
Dear media, can you please not reduce Margaret Urlich’s career to ‘she sang on Horses?’. Appreciate that managers etc on your socials are young but seriously? Margaret had an incredible voice, won awards etc before the backing vocals for the Horses remake.
Sam said,
I grew up listening to the amazing Margaret Urlich thanks to my Mothers excellent taste and continued to hold her music very close to my heart as an adult. What a beautiful talent of a magic era. Rest In Peace Margaret we love you
Ren Pissy said,
Some very sad news out of Aotearoa today. My first live gig, first theatre experience, first gig by myself, writing fan letters and receiving back a photo I sent to her, signed and dedicated to me. Margaret Urlich was everything to me. My deepest condolences to her Whanau.
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Sarah McMullan said,
Sad to hear we’ve lost Margaret Urlich to cancer, at just 57. She was one of my very first interviews: must have been a Peking Man tour, cos I was on work experience! A terrific voice & creative drive saw her flourish solo & with bands. All my love to Pat & her many friends. X
Angela Bishop OAM said,
One of the most beautiful voices to come out of New Zealand has fallen silent. Margaret Urlich has passed away at the age of 57, two years after being diagnosed with cancer. She won the ARIA for Breakthrough Artist in 1991 and sang BVs on Daryl Braithwaite’s hit The Horses. Vale.
Cameron Adams said,
I tracked Margaret Urlich down (it took a while) in 2016 for this story. She was teaching music in NSW and very happy to talk about The Horses. They tried to get her to sing it at Fire Fight with Daryl but sadly she wasn’t well enough. RIP
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