Aboriginal singer and songwriter Ruby Hunter has died.
The partner of singer Archie Roach reportedly died of a heart attack at her home in Victoria's western district, sources have confirmed.
A Ngarrindjeri woman from South Australia, Hunter met her lifelong partner Archie Roach when she was 16 when they both were homeless teenagers.
Hunter received two ARIA Award nominations - one in 1995 and one in 2000.
She has won Deadlys in 2000 for Female Artist of the Year, 2003 for Outstanding Contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music and 2004 for Excellence in Film and Theatrical Score.
She made her acting debut in One Night the Moon.
With Archie Roach and Paul Grabowsky she wrote and performed the concert Ruby's Story, which told the story of her life through song and spoken word.