Natasha Stuart's Legacy Lives on: The 'Voice Australia' Alum Who Died at 43 from Cancer
Natasha Stuart became famous as a contestant on "The Voice" who struggled with breast cancer. However, there was more to uncover about the remarkable singer.
Natasha Stuart rose to fame during her time on "The Voice Australia" in 2019 and the former contestant won the hearts of both the judges and fans for her talent and courage to compete while dealing with breast cancer.
The show's alum died at 43 after losing the battle against cancer but there was more to Stuart than her bravery or her voice. Her journey to become a contestant on the show started from modest roots.
BEFORE "THE VOICE"
Before Natasha Stuart turned two, her family moved to Swaziland in Africa, where she was raised among the Swazi people, their traditions, and music until her family moved back to Australia when she was five.
"The Voice" is one of Australia's finest TV shows and it will be returning in 2021 with Sonia Kruger as the host.
Stuart lost her mother to breast cancer when she was 14 and this made her take extra precautions when she was diagnosed with the same disease years later.
The late singer grew up to become a star in the music industry and performed with several A-list artists such as Jimmy Barnes, Boy George, and Michael Bolton and went on tours with stars like Leo Sayer, Lulu, and Delta Goodrem.
In July 2018, Stuart was diagnosed with cancer and did 20 weeks of chemotherapy before auditioning for "The Voice Australia" in 2019. She admitted that she joined the show during a critical time of her life to raise awareness about breast cancer.
The late singer passed the auditions and chose to be on Delta Goodrem's team. Although she was eliminated from the show, Stuart was grateful for the spotlight it gave her.
HER BATTLE WITH CANCER
At 41, Stuart was diagnosed with breast cancer when she discovered a lump in her breast the day after she returned from touring with the singer, Michael Bolton.
Despite the shocking news and the loss of her curly hair, the late singer was focused on raising awareness for cancer as her goal was to inspire people watching "The Voice" to get checked out.
ABOUT "THE VOICE AUSTRALIA"
"The Voice" is one of Australia's finest TV shows and it will be returning in 2021 with Sonia Kruger as the host. The new season is produced by ITV Studios Australia and the CEO, David Mott described it as "the beginning of a new era of The Voice in Australia."
The show originated in 2010 in the Netherlands and continues to air in several countries across the world. It has also featured celebrity coaches like Jessie J, Joe Jonas, and Keith Urban.