Pegi Young, Singer and Neil Young's Ex-Wife, Dies of Cancer at Age 66

Updated On 09 Jan, 2019 Published On

Pegi Young, a singer-songwriter who co-founded the Bridge School with her ex-husband Neil Young, has died at the age of 66.

As for the cause of death, the singer passed away after a long battle with cancer.

Her death was confirmed by a statement posted on her official Instagram account.

The caption of the post, which features a photo of the late musician playing guitar, reads,

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.

The statement concludes, "We request that the families’ privacy be respected at this time."

Here's the post, check it out.

Pegi and Neil were married for 36 years; they had become married in 1978 and got a divorce in 2014. The former couple shared two children, son Ben Young, 41, and daughter Amber Jean Young, 35.

Inspired by their son who was born with cerebral palsy (a neurological disorder which affects a child's movement, motor skills, and muscle tone), the duo had founded the Bridge School, which helps children with physical and speech impairments, in 1986.

Following Neil's split with Pegi, he had started dating The Fury actress Daryl Hannah. Their relationship was confirmed in September 2014 when the couple was spotted kiss in Westlake, California.

Multiple sources confirmed in August 2018 that the twosome had got married in an intimate wedding ceremony in Atascadero, California, in front of close friends and family.

Later in November, they confirmed their marriage as he said the actress, 57, "my wife" in the official live video of his band’s new song "Ohio".

Rest In Peace Pegi Young!

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