Pete Seeger, Folk Singer and Activist, Dead at 94

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By Michael Lewittes

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Pete Seeger has passed away at age 94.

The legendary folk singer and activist died of natural causes at New York-Presbyterian Hospital on Monday, his grandson Kitama Cahill-Jackson confirms. Seeger wrote famous songs such as “Turn, Turn, Turn,” and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone,” and performed for years with The Weavers.

His career with the Weavers ended when he was blacklisted and sent to jail for refusing to answer questions about his ties to the Communist Party. Seeger was also active in the Civil Rights movement, and was credited with turning the Baptist song “I’ll Overcome Someday” into the period’s anthem “We Shall Overcome.”

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