The news was just confirmed that musician Pegi Young, the ex-wife of Neil Young, passed away on Tuesday. The 66-year-old died after a year-long battle with cancer.
The news was confirmed on Wednesday, January 2 on Pegi's social media accounts.
The statement said, "With great sadness, we confirm that on January 1st, after a yearlong battle with cancer, Pegi Young- mother, grandmother, sister, auntie, musician, activist, and co-founder of the Bridge School- passed away surrounded by her friends and family in her native California. We request that the families' privacy be respected at this time."
Neil and Pegi met in the mid-1970s. They got married in 1978 and share two children together- 41-year-old Ben and 35-year-old Amber. Neil and Pegi were married for 36 years.
Pegi began singing backup vocals for Neil and then released her own LP in 2007. She released four other albums in the following years with her band, Pegi Young & the Survivors.
Neil and Pegi's oldest son, Ben, was born with cerebral palsy. In 1986, Pegi co-founded a school in Mountain View, California, to help children with similar needs. Pegi dedicated much of her time to the school.
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