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The Voice stars share their heartbreak after Natasha Stuart dies of cancer aged 43

''She radiated joy, beauty and strength and touched everyone she met with her talent.''

By Alex Lilly
In tragic news, The Voice's Natasha Stuart has died aged 43 after losing her battle with breast cancer.
The reality star, who was mentored by Delta Goodrem, reportedly passed away on Wednesday evening at St Vincent's Hospital, surrounded by loved ones who also confirmed the news via Natasha's Instagram profile.
Natasha Stuart has died aged 43. (Image: Nine Network)
Natasha's friends and family shared an image of a feather surrounded by music notes by artist Dan Marsh captioned with a poem by Emily Dickinson.
"'Hope' is the thing with feathers -That perches in the soul -And sings the tune without the words -And never stops - at all," the poem read.
"This piece was created especially for Natasha by artist Dan Marsh. Shortly before her passing it was her wish to have this beautiful art work tattooed on her arm by Dan. Although this was not possible, he was able to present it to Tash the day before she left us and she requested it be shared with her community along with this Emily Dickinson poem which inspired Tash throughout her life," the caption finished.
"Shortly before her passing it was her wish to have this beautiful art work tattooed on her arm by Dan." (Image: Instagram @natashastuart)
Tributes have flooded in for the late singer with a Nine Spokesperson saying: "We are saddened to hear about today's passing of Natasha Stuart. Natasha was a beacon of light for all who met her, with her incredible talent on stage matched only by her infectious positivity. She was a vocal breast cancer awareness advocate, even as she bravely fought the illness. We extend our warmest sympathies to Natasha's family during this sad time."
Leigh Aramberri and Chloe Baker, the ITV executive producers of the hit singing reality show also said: "We are forever grateful to have had Tash orbit our world and be a part of our voice family. She radiated joy, beauty and strength and touched everyone she met with her talent. Our love goes out to her family, her friends and the entire Australian music industry."
Natasha died at St Vincent's Hospital, surrounded by loved ones. (Images: Supplied)
Fellow Voice contestant Sheldon Riley took to Instagram to share his own tribute to Natasha, penning: "My heart breaks this morning.. Rest in peace my love! x"
"Thank you for always checking in and showing me that there can always be light in the of darkest days. 'Beauty is so much more than the length of your hair or the clothes that you wear, beauty is when you show love for the people around you and love for yourself.'"
Rebecca Selley also shared a sweet selfie captioning it: "You were one of a kind my sweet friend. I'm thankful for every conversation, every embrace and every experience we had together. Love you Tash. Heartbroken."
"Thank you for always checking in and showing me that there can always be light in the of darkest days." (Image: Instagram @sheldonriley/Nine Network)
"You were one of a kind my sweet friend." (Image: Instagram @rebeccaselley)
Jesse Teinaki, who shared some sweet moments with Natasha on the show confessed: "This hits me hard," on his Instagram story.
"I'm actually shaken to the core. I'd say the world just gained an angel but you already were one," he added.
"You left a timeless stamp on my soul as you did to all those around you, as we held a connection you can't just make with words."
"I'd say the world just gained an angel but you already were one," Jesse Teinaki wrote. (Image: Instagram @jesseteinaki)
Denzel M also shared two touching Instagram stories about Natasha, the first of which thanked her for "being a part of my life and showing me such love and kindness in such a short period of time."
In the second, he urged followers to listen to Natasha's music "even if it's not your genre or favourite music to listen to."
"Take the time to listen to my friend's music, the stories in the music are Natasha immortalised. Take the time to learn from the art she poured her heart into. Listen to her stories," he penned.
Denzel M shared a touching tribute to Natasha via Instagram. (Image: Instagram @denzel.m)
"Take the time to learn from the art she poured her heart into." (Image: Instagram @denzel.m)
Natasha was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018 and underwent chemotherapy treatment before competing on The Voice last year.
While she was in remission, Natasha used the show to raise awareness of the cancer and wanted to encourage viewers to be "assertive in their own health and their own bodies."
"I really want to empower, particularly young women, to follow up on their health. If something doesn't feel right, to not sleep on it, to go to the doctor the next day and that's another really important reason why I'm here."
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