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Folk singer Pete Seeger, 94, dies

File photo of Pete Seeger performing. REUTERS.

American folk singer and activist Pete Seeger died Monday in New York.  He was 94.

Seeger’s grandson, Kitama Cahill-Jackson, says the singer died of natural causes at New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Seeger’s singing career, which he used to promote his left-wing political views, spanned more than 70 years.

His best-known songs include Where Have All The Flowers Gone, Turn, Turn, Turn and If I Had A Hammer.

He protested against Hitler, the Vietnam War and nuclear power, and in 2011, was part of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Seeger was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, and received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1993.

570 News Director Joe Pavia was at one of Seeger’s last shows, the Farm Aid concert in Saratoga Springs, New York. Listen to Seeger perform on Sept. 21, 2013.