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Peggy Young, singer-songwriter and former wife of Neil Young, dies of cancer



Singer-songwriter Peggy Young, who was previously married to Neil Young, died.

In a post on Facebook, her family says she died in her native California of the New Year after this year's battle with cancer.

Neal Young gestures while presenting with his ex-wife Peggy on arrival for the figure of the year MusiCares 2012 on February 10, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Peggy Young, who married Nile 36 years before their split and divorce in 2014, died after a year-long battle with cancer, according to her family.
Neal Young gestures while presenting with his ex-wife Peggy on arrival for the figure of the year MusiCares 2012 on February 10, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Peggy Young, who married Nile 36 years before their split and divorce in 2014, died after a year-long battle with cancer, according to her family. (Fredrik J. Brown / AFP / GETTY IMAGES)

Peggy Young was married to Neal Young for 36 years until he separated and divorced in 2014.

She was an inspiration for some of Neil Young's love songs, including "Such a Woman", "Unknown Legends" and "Once An Angel".

She began as a singer in the 1990s, shares the stage with him on the Oscars since 1994 and has numerous visits over the past 20 years.

She has released three solo albums since 2007 and has traveled a lot on her own, occasionally with Neal on guitar.

Peggy Young also founded the bridge school with her ex-husband, for children with severe developmental disabilities.


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