Folk singer Arlo Guthrie is in mourning following the death of his wife of 43 years.

Jackie Guthrie lost her battle with inoperable cancer on Sunday afternoon (14Oct12) at the couple's home in Sebastian, Florida, with her husband at her side. She was 68.

In a post on his official page, the singer/songwriter writes, "She was at peace with the life and dreams we shared together for almost 45 years. We stayed at her bedside through the morning until about 11:45 (am) when she gently breathed her last breath. She will remain in our hearts and memories."

The musician has since canncelled and postponed a string of upcoming shows, but he still plans to kick-off his Canadian tour next week (begs22Oct12).