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Folk singer Pete Seeger, known for Where Have All The Flowers Gone, dies at age 94

Published on Jan 28, 2014 4:02 PM
 
Musician Pete Seeger sings Amazing Grace during a concert celebrating his 90th birthday in New York, on May 3, 2009. Legendary American folk singer Pete Seeger, known for renditions of songs like If I Had A Hammer and Where Have All The Flowers Gone, has died at the age of 94, American media reported, on Jan 28, 2014. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON (Agence France-Presse) - Legendary American folk singer Pete Seeger, known for renditions of songs like If I Had A Hammer and Where Have All The Flowers Gone, has died at the age of 94, American media reported.

Seeger died on Monday in New York after being hospitalized for a week.

He is also known for popularising the hymn of the civil rights movement, We Shall Overcome. His death was confirmed by his grandson, Kitama Cahill Jackson, who said he died of natural causes at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, the New York Times reported.

Seeger played 12-string guitar or five-string banjo.

 
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