Legendary folk singer and activist Pete Seeger has passed away. He was 94.
Seeger died of natural causes at New York Presbyterian Hospital on Monday, announced his grandson Kitama Cahill-Jackson.
Seeger, known as the ‘Godfather of Folk Music,’ was well-known for his guitar and banjo skills, as well as for folk songs like Turn, turn, turn, Where Have All the Flowers Gone among many others.
He was also a known activist in the Civil Rights movement, credited for turning the Baptist song I Will Overcome Someday into the movement anthem We Shall Overcome.
He is survived by a son and two daughters. Toshi-Aline Ohta, his wife since 1943, died in 2013.
The Telegraph UK has full details of Seeger’s iconic activism.