Published Jan 02, 2019Musician Pegi Young has passed away. She died on January 1 at the age of 66 following a year-long battle of cancer.
The news was confirmed via Young's Facebook page, where the above photo was posted along with the following statement:
With great sadness, we confirm that on January 1st, after a yearlong battle with cancer, Pegi Young - mother, grandmother, sister, auntie, musician, activist and co-founder of the Bridge School - passed away surrounded by her friends and family in her native California. We request that the families' privacy be respected at this time.
Pegi founded the Bridge School in 1986 alongside her then-husband Neil Young. The two also collaborated on a number of musical projects. The pair were married for 36 years before divorcing in 2014. In 2016, Pegi's album Raw explored her divorce from Neil.
Pegi photographed the cover of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's 1999 album Looking Forward. Speaking with Billboard, Graham Nash said, "Pegi was a very strong woman in many ways, certainly a lady to be admired."