Sydney (BBC):  Chrissy amphlett of Australian band the divinyls , known for their hit I Touch Myself, has died aged 53 . Husband and former divinyls drummer Charley Drayton said the singer died after battling breast cancer and multiple sclerosis. Russell Crowe, who starred alongside amphlett in a 1988 production of Blood Brothers in which she played his mother, has led tributes. He said he will remember her “loving life and reciting verse”. amphlett founded the divinyls in 1980 in Sydney and they went on to record five studio albums between 1982 and 1996, when they split.