New Zealand ARIA Award-winning Musician, Margaret Urlich, passed away at 57

Margaret Urlich was an ARIA Award-winning New Zealand musician, located in New South Wales, Australia. Urlich went to Sydney in 1988 to pursue her singing career.

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ARIA Award-winning New Zealand musician Margaret Urlich dies at 57

At age 57, soprano Margaret Urlich went unexpectedly. After a two-and-a-half-year struggle with cancer, she died away quietly on Monday at her home in NSW’s Southern Highlands, surrounded by her family. She was well renowned for contributing vocals to The Horses, a timeless classic by Daryl Braithwaite.

According to a statement made by Margaret’s family, she had been battling cancer for two years. She was listed as one of New Zealand’s most well-liked vocalists. Margaret, a well-known and popular vocalist, unfortunately, passed away at her home on August 22, 2022, in peace. She is a talented singer/songwriter with a distinctive voice and sense of style and is a multi-award-winning member of the Australian and New Zealand music industries.

Margaret Urlich Age, Family, Early Life

Margaret Urlich was born on 24 January 1965(57 years old) in Auckland, New Zealand. She holds a New Zealand nationality and she belongs to white ethnicity. Her Zodiac sign is Aquarius.

Margaret Urlich Family

Margaret Urlich’s brothers are Pat, Tim Calder, Perry Marshall, Jan Foulkes, Neville Hall, John Fearon, and Jay F-bula. Other information about her family members is not revealed.

Margaret Urlich Boyfriend, What about her Relationship?

Margaret Urlich was in love with her partner George Gorgo, best known as the live sound engineer in the Australian music production. In 1991, George received the Australian Music Industry Awards for Best Live Sound Engineer.

He immediately became in demand for the recording, mixing, and occasionally production of the music of many well-known musicians.

Margaret Urlich Career, What was her profession?

Margaret Mary Urlich began her career as the vocalist with the new wave ensemble Peking Man with her brother Pat, Tim Calder, Perry Marshall, Jan Foulkes, Neville Hall, John Fearon, and Jay F-bula. Peking Man won the 1984 Shazam! Battle of The Bands (a TVNZ pop competition), and had a number of successful songs in New Zealand, “Good Luck to You”, which reached No. 6, “Lift Your Head Up High”, reaching No. 21, and the number one, “Room That Echoes”, in 1985.

Later she was a part of an all-girl pop trio in New Zealand called When The Cat’s Away. Urlich moved to Australia during the late 1980s and recorded her solo debut album, Safety in Numbers, in 1989.

The album peaked at No. 4 on the New Zealand album charts and No. 5 on the Australian album charts and went triple platinum in Australia. In 1998, her contract with Sony Music having expired, she moved to the Southern Highlands of New South Wales where she set up a home and a new recording studio with her boyfriend.

Here she made her fourth album, Second Nature, a recording effort produced by Eddie Rayner from Split Enz that was recorded on and off over 12 months and involved musicians from Australia and New Zealand.

NZ Songs

The album contained cover versions of some of Urlich’s favorite New Zealand songs that she grew up with. These included songs from musicians such as Split Enz, Crowded House, Dave Dobbyn, Max Merritt, Shona Laing, Don McGlashan, and Tim Finn.

The album was released in New Zealand in 1999 and reached No. 11 on the charts, attaining platinum status. This was her last studio album. Urlich performed a special guest performance on season 1, episode 6 of The Micallef Program, performing a humorous duet of the Carly Simon classic “You’re So Vain” with Shaun Micallef.

How much is Margaret Urlich Net Worth?

Margaret Urlich’s net worth is estimated at roughly $1.5 million as of 2022. As the vocalist for the new wave band Peking Man, including her brother Pat, Tim Calder, Perry Marshall, Jan Foulkes, Neville Hall, John Fearon, and Jay F-bula, Margaret Urlich established her career.

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Which school and college did She go to?

There are no available details regarding Margaret Urlich’s educational background.

Is She available on any kind of social media platform?

Margaret Urlich is available on Instagram and Twitter. She has 195+ followers on Instagram and 190+ followers on Twitter.

Physical Appearance of Margaret Urlich’s Height, Weight

HeightNot Available
Hair ColorBlack
Eye colorBluish
WeightNot Available
Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Margaret Urlich’s should be knows

NationalityNew Zealand
Zodiac signAquarius
Relationship StatusIn a relationship