Melbourne-based Aussie blues legend, Chris Wilson, has sadly passed away today, following his battle with pancreatic cancer. He was aged 62.
The Melbourne hero made his cancer diagnosis public in July last year, with several fundraisers being held to help him. One was held at the city’s famous Corner Hotel, and a GoFundMe page raised over $100,000 for the singer-songwriter.
Wilson enjoyed a hugely successful career that spanned over four decades, including a nomination for Best Male Act and Breakthrough Artist at the 1993 ARIA Awards. He shared the stage with a slew of legenrdary acts, like Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello. On top of that, he also contributed to some classic albums, like Paul Kelly’s Gossip in 1986.
With five solo albums throughout his career, Wilson certainly kept busy. Miraculously, when he wasn’t recording, writing or playing music, he spent his time teaching English at various secondary schools.
RIP Chris Wilson.