Australian performer Lynne Randell, who at 15 became known for her mod looks and recorded four hits for EMI and CBS in the mid-60s, died June 8 of an apparent suicide. The 57-year-old had been battling an addiction to diet pills.

Randell was heard singing in a Melbourne hair salon by agent Carol West, who became her manager.

Randell's biggest hit was "Ciao Baby" in 1967. She toured the United States that year, opening for the infamous pairing of the Monkees and the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

Randell is survived by her mother, her brothers and sister, her son Jamieson, and two grandchildren.