New Zealand musicians died because of Parkinson's disease

Here are 1 famous musicians from New Zealand died in Parkinson's disease:

Pixie Williams

Pixie Williams (July 12, 1928 Mohaka-August 2, 2013 Upper Hutt) also known as Williams, Pixie or Pikiteora Maude Emily Gertrude Edith Williams was a New Zealand singer.

Her albums include For the Record – The Pixie Williams Collection 1949-1951.

Pixie Williams was born in Mohaka, New Zealand in 1928. She began her music career performing in local bands before being discovered by a radio producer in the early 1940s. In 1949, Williams recorded the song "Blue Smoke" with the Ruru Karaitiana Quintette, which became a hit in New Zealand and was the first recording by a New Zealand artist to sell over 10,000 copies.

Williams continued to record and perform throughout the 1950s, but eventually retired from music to raise her family. In the 1980s, her music experienced a revival and she was awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit for her contribution to music.

In addition to her music career, Williams was also involved in the Māori Women's Welfare League and was a respected weaver and teacher of traditional Māori weaving. She passed away in Upper Hutt in 2013 at the age of 85.

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