Pegi Younger, a longtime singer who became once married to rocker Neil Younger for over three and a half a long time, has died following a fight with cancer.
“With kindly sadness, we verify that on January 1st, after a yearlong war with cancer, Pegi Younger — mother, grandmother, sister, auntie, musician, activist and co-founding father of the Bridge College — handed away surrounded by her guests and household in her native California,” reads the statement. “We question that the families’ privateness be respected right this moment.”
She and Neil — whom she married in 1978 — had a son Ben and a daughter Amber together. Neil filed for divorce in July 2014.
Moreover to her musical profession, Younger co-founded the non-profit Bridge College in 1986 to wait on teenagers with speech and bodily stipulations. Her and Neil’s son Ben became once diagnosed with cerebral palsy, and she founded the Bridge College after struggling to decide up an acceptable school for him.
The organization raised money each year between 1986 and 2016 with its annual Bridge College Succor dwell efficiency, which she and Neil organized together.
Younger collaborated musically with her dilapidated husband for years, and in 2000, she conducted on tour with him as a backup singer.
She came out with her debut album, “Pegi Younger,” in 2007, and went on to originate an album known as “Dejected Deeds” in 2010 and “Bracing for Impact” in 2011. Younger furthermore toured with her band, The Survivors.
She is survived by her two teenagers with Neil.