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Dame Joan Sutherland: Your memories

Dame Joan Sutherland
Image caption Dame Joan was married to musician Richard Bonynge for 56 years

Dame Joan Sutherland, one of the greatest operatic sopranos of the 20th Century, has died in Switzerland at 83.

The Australian star, who retired from the stage 20 years ago, had been in poor health following a fall.

Her family said in a statement: "She's had a long life and gave a lot of pleasure to a lot of people."

BBC News website readers have been sending in their memories of the singer.

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