Australian singer Helen Reddy dies aged 78 in Los Angeles

Australian singer Helen Reddy, who reached number 1 around the world with hits like I Am Woman, has died in Los Angeles at the age of 78.

Her family confirmed she died Tuesday.

Her song I Am Woman was an anthem for the feminist movement.

"She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and a truly formidable woman," a family statement on her official fan Facebook page said.

"Our hearts are broken. But we take comfort in the knowledge that her voice will live on forever."