Carol Lloyd, the voice of legendary Australian band, Railroad Gin, has died in a Brisbane Hospital after a lengthy battle with lung disease.
Her manager Troy Armstrong sent the following tweet on twitter last night. “It’s with great sadness to tell the world, @CarolRockChick has died peacefully today in the care of the Wesley Hospital. All my love angel.”
Lloyd was 68 when she passed away from pulmonary fibrosis, which is scarring of the lung.
The Queensland government last year announced it would support the Carol Lloyd Award to be presented to an emerging female singer-songwriter who was either born or lived in the state.
In 2013, Lloyd made a personal decision to throw her own farewell party with a concert in Brisbane and to wed her partner Annie in a civil ceremony.
Railroad Gin have a plaque on Queensland’s Walk of Fame on Brunswick Street in the Fortitude Valley along with The Bee Gees, Savage Garden, Keith Urban and Powderfinger.
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