US folk legend PETE SEEGER has passed away at the age of 94, The Times report. The exact cause has not been announced, but Seeger reportedly passed away at a New York hospital following a brief illness. Seeger’s career spanned six fruitful decades, after he first came to prominence in the 1940s with his group The Weavers.

Pete Seeger, John Mellencamp, Tao Rodriguez-Seeger
Seeger continued to perform and support numerous social justice causes into his 90s.

His musical career was defined by songs like Turn! Turn! Turn! And If I Had A Hammer, but in Seeger’s own words, his protest songs and activism were his most important work. In 1950, Seeger and his music were blacklisted by the Conservative US government for his leftist stance. After he was denied mainstream exposure, the singer/songwriter took his music on the road, touring college campuses and spreading his music and ethos.

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