The family of Margo Cesario (nee Moir) has confirmed that the death of the singer was due to complications from diabetes.
Tim Picone, from Margot’s family, has released the following statement to Noise11com:
The Moir and Cesario families are saddened to announce the passing of Margot Cesario nee Moir, formerly of The Australian 3-piece harmony group The Moir Sisters.
Best known for their 1974 top-ten hit Good Morning (How Are You?), the group’s distinctive sound was in no small part due to Margot’s unique high harmony style. The group signed to EMI for their debut album Lost-Somewhere Beyond Harmony. Later, at the recommendation and production of John Farrar (Olivia Newton-John), they signed to Elton John’s Rocket Record Company for their 1978 follow up State Of Shock.
Two further singles in the early 80’s followed, after which Margot pursued a solo career, writing and recording the single ‘Scarlett Skies’ and album ‘Strong & Mighty’. She also made many contributions to other artists’ recordings as an in-demand backing-vocalist, including being handpicked for the inaugural Whispering Jack tour by John Farnham himself.
More recently she recorded and performed with the bands Raymalane and Celtic Spirit for a period of over 10 years.
Margot passed Monday 26 January 2015 aged 56 at Royal Melbourne Hospital due to complications from long term diabetes.
She is survived by her husband Claude, daughter Rae and two grandchildren Layla and Lucy.
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