Australian singer and ARIA Hall of Famer Renee Geyer has died from complications following hip surgery, aged 69.

Melbourne-born Geyer, one of Australia’s most respected and successful soul singers, was discovered to have inoperable lung cancer while being treated in hospital.

She died surrounded by family and friends, Mushroom Records announced on Tuesday.

“Naturally, we are all utterly devastated,” a statement read.

“Just last month, Renee sang to a full house and was looking forward to another busy year ahead doing what she loved most.”

“She lived her life as she performed – to the fullest – and her passing leaves a giant void in the Australian music industry.”