Rock trailblazer Carol Lloyd dies
BRISBANE'S original rock chick Carol Lloyd lost her lengthy battle with pulmonary fibrosis yesterday while surrounded by loved ones.
The trailblazing singer, known for her extensive contribution to Australian music through the likes of Railroad Gin and the Carol Lloyd Band, was diagnosed with the terminal lung disease in 2013.
Her manager Troy Armstrong confirmed the news on social media, writing that Lloyd had died at Wesley Hospital, while holding her partner Annie's hand, with family in the room.
Tributes began flooding in last night, with Premier and Arts Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk among those to pay their respects. "She was a family friend and an inspiration to me," Ms Palaszczuk said.
"I admired her and I will miss her. She was warm, funny and inspirational.
"Through her illness, Carol remained positive."
Queensland singer and close friend Katie Noonan, who last year organised a benefit concert to raise funds for Lloyd's medical expenses, took to social media to share a heartfelt post about her friend.
The QPAC event saw the likes of Kate Miller-Heidke and Troy Cassar-Daley perform.
The Carol Lloyd Award for an emerging Queensland female singer-songwriter will be announced at Queensland Music Festival launch this year