Malcolm Turnbull, shadow minister for communications and broadband, was among those who paid tribute to the late Chrissy Amphlett via Twitter, last night posting a photo via the social network of him listening to The Divinyls’ “Pleasure and Pain”.
“Driving to Frankston for a forum with Bruce Billson Member for Dunkley and remembering Chrissy Amphlett” he tweeted.
Comedian Eddie Perfect (@EddiePerfect) also joined in the twitter tributes.“Chrissy Amphlett was properly rock. She won't be forgotten by anyone who values danger, courage and chaos. What an icon,” he wrote.As it emerged that the late singer had hoped The Divinyls anthemic “I Touch Myself" would be recast as a “breast cancer song”, columnist Clementine Ford (@clementine_ford) tweeted “In honour of #ChrissyAmphlett, I will be touching myself tonight. The Lady would have wanted it that way.”"You know I really wish now that I Touch Myself, it's so appropriate now more than ever. You know, it really should be the breast cancer song," Amphlett told Seven's Sunday Night last year.Her family are reported to have said it was her dying wish to help save lives. Last night it was revealed that “Essential Divinyls” had reached Number 1 on the iTunes chart.Comedian Adam Hills (@adamhillscomedy) tweeted “RIP Chrissy Amphlett. A true Pioneer of Oz Rock. A Trail Blazer in a School Uniform. She deserves a bigger send off than Thatcher.”ABC south west reporter Roxanne Taylor (@Roxanne_Taylor) said “Sad to read the news that Chrissy Amphlett has died, aged just 53. A great Aussie rock chick who'll be fondly remembered.”Former actress and fellow singer, Melbourne based Jane Badler (@janebadler) said “Hard to believe beautiful trailblazer Chrissy Amphlett dead at 53. She was amazing as Judy Garland #tooyoungtodie”