Legendary Gunditjamara and Bundjalung songman and storyteller Archie Roach has passed away. His family shared the heartbreaking news in a statement by his sons Amos and Eban. “Archie passed, surrounded by his family and loved ones, at Warrnambool Base Hospital after a long illness. “Archie wanted all of his many fans to know how much he loves you for supporting him along the way. The family said they are so proud of everything Archie achieved in his life, describing him as a “healer and unifying force”.It’s his cultural responsibility to use the power of music and storytelling to communicate, connect and heal to create a stronger, more cohesive and culturally respectful national story. Archie Roach’s work most famously Took the Children Away, was an indictment of Australian history. Amos and Eban Roach have given permission for Archie’s name, image and music to be used, so that his legacy will continue to inspire.)