Pete Seeger Dead: Famous US Folk Singer and Activist of The Weavers fame Dies Aged 94
By Gopi Chandra Kharel | January 28, 2014 6:54 PM EST
Famous American singer, folk-song collector and songwriter Pete Seeger died on Monday night in a New York hospital. He was 94.
Pete Seeger is best known for spearheading an American folk revival
Seeger is best known for spearheading an American folk revival and spending a long career propagating folk music as an important heritage and a channel of peace and social change.
His death was confirmed by his grandson, Kitama Cahill Jackson who informed the media that he died of natural causes at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
The US folk singer's famous songs include 'Turn, Turn, Turn!' and 'If I had a Hammer,".
Seeger gained much fame in The Weavers, an American folk music quartet based in the Greewich Village area of New York City, which was formed in 1948. He continued performing in a career spanning six decades.
Seeger was renowned and often infamous for his protest songs and was blacklisted in the 1950s for his leftist stance.
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