POPULAR FOLK SINGER HAS DIED AT 94

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          Peter "Pete" Seeger
(May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014)

NEW YORK (AP) –  American troubadour, folk music singer and
activist Pete Seeger has died at a hospital in New York.

Seeger’s grandson, Kitama Cahill-Jackson, says Seeger died
Monday night after being hospitalized for six days.

Seeger gained fame as a member of The Weavers, the quartet
formed in 1948 and had hits such as "Goodnight Irene."

He continued performing and recording for six decades afterward
and was still an activist as recently as October 2011 when he
marched in New York City as part of the Occupy Wall Street
protests.

He was onstage in January 2009 for a gala Washington concert
two days before Barack Obama was inaugurated.

But in the 1950s, his leftist politics got him blacklisted and he was
kept off commercial television for more than a decade.

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