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Singer Pete Seeger: Folk singer and songwriter dead at 94

Singer, Pete Seeger has died at the age of 94. Seeger has died of natural causes at the New York Presbyterian Hospital, according to CNN news reports on Jan. 28.

Singer, Pete Seeger has died at the age of 94 in New York hospital
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The “If I had a Hammer” songwriter’s grandson, Kitama Cahill Jackson, confirmed with CNN that his grandfather, after having spent six days at the hospital, passed away Monday evening, Jan. 27

The 60s folk singer was popular for using his gift of music to mirror with his often controversial, liberal-based political views to the American public; his “protest music” often gained a huge fan.

The late spiritual singer wrote and sang popular songs, "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)” and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone.”

Music and movie productions have continued to use his heart felt music worldwide for over seven decades.

American songwriter and singing legend, Pete Seeger, leaves behind three adult children – wife, Toshi-Aline Ota, died on July 9, 2013 – along with six surviving grandchildren.

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