“Pete’s Dragon” Actress Helen Reddy Dies at 78

Helen Reddy, who played the role of Nora in “Pete’s Dragon”, has passed away at the age of 78.

Reddy’s children Traci and Jordan announced that the actor-singer died Tuesday in Los Angeles. “She was a wonderful Mother, Grandmother and a truly formidable woman,” they said in a statement. “Our hearts are broken. But we take comfort in the knowledge that her voice will live on forever.”

Reddy’s performance of “Candle on the Water” in Pete’s Dragon was nominated for an Oscar, showing her true talent as an actress and singer.

Reddy rose to fame with her 1970s anthem “I Am a Woman.”

Reddy’s death comes less than three weeks after the release of a biopic about her life called “I Am Woman.”

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