Pete Seeger dead: American folk singer dies in New York aged 94
Musician was still an activist as recently as October 2011 when he marched in New York City as part of the Occupy Wall Street protests
Pete Seeger, the legendary American folk singer and political activist, has passed away aged 94.
The left-wing troubadour, famed for his banjo-playing role in The Weavers and for writing hits such as "Turn, Turn, Turn!", "Where Have All The Flowers Gone" and credited with creating "We Shall Overcome"died in New York after battling a short illness, his grandson has confirmed.
The musician used his songs to voice his concerns over a number of political issues in the United States, including nuclear disarmament.
Seeger recently took part in a gala concert to mark Barack Obama's presidential inauguration in 2009, and took part in the Occupy Wall Street movement in 2011.
In 1997, he won a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album for his self-titled record Pete.
He was also nominated for an award during the 2014 Grammys on Sunday night.
- 2 Scottish referendum results: David Cameron set to unveil major devolution of powers to England
- 3 iOS 8 is full of shiny new features - but it's terrible news for app developers
- 4 Scottish independence: Tory revolt against 'devo max' grows as Rail Minister Claire Perry joins
- 5 Hitler’s former food taster reveals the horrors of the Wolf’s Lair
Scottish independence results live: Reunited kingdom - Scotland gives a clear 'No' in historic referendum
Scottish referendum results: David Cameron set to unveil major devolution of powers to England
Iranian blogger found guilty of insulting Prophet Mohammad on Facebook sentenced to death
Scottish independence: YouGov final prediction puts No campaign 8 points ahead - but Yes team remains optimistic
Scottish independence: Tory revolt against 'devo max' grows as Rail Minister Claire Perry joins
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Scottish independence: The Queen breaks silence on referendum debate – as think tank warns of £14bn black hole if Scotland votes Yes
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
£40000 - £45000 per annum: Ashdown Group: HR Manager / Training Manager (L&D /...
£40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: HR Manager - Edgware, Lon...
£32000 - £40000 per annum + bonus: Ashdown Group: HR Manager (Generalist) -Old...
£45000 - £50000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Talent / Learning & Development Mana...