Kate McGarrigle Dies2010-01-20 by Dr Dave De Sylvia STAFF | 20 Comments
|Canadian singer-songwriter Kate McGarrigle died on January 18 at the age of 63.|
McGarrigle succumbed to a rare form of cancer known as clear cell sarcoma, an illness that affects connective tissue such as bone, cartilage and muscle. She had been battling the condition since being diagnosed in 2006, having helped found the Kate McGarrigle Fund for sarcoma research at McGill University.
Her sister Anna, with whom she released all of her recorded music, broke the news on the duo's website, announcing: "Sadly our sweet Kate had to leave us last night. She departed in a haze of song and love surrounded by family and good friends. She is irreplaceable and we are broken-hearted. Til we meet again dear sister."
McGarrigle was among the founding members of a musical dynasty that includes her ex-husband Loudon Wainwright III, with whom she had a troubled relationship, and her children Rufus and Martha Wainwright, both of whom have established successful careers are solo performers.
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Just a note, she was 63, not 23.
is that a typo? she was 23 and mothered people older than herself?
too bad tho. good music in that family of people
Digging: Craig Finn - We All Want the Same Things
These deaths are starting to really stack up...I'm not trying to be an ass or anything I'm just saying.
RIP, from what I heard she was a great person.
Not cool, I actually really like Kate & Anna McGarrigle's work.
They were also responsible for perhaps one of the most single beautiful moments in music I can name, the end to Hallelujah by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. Brings me to tears.
I'm not familiar with any of her music, but it's sad nonetheless. R.I.P.
It's a shitty day for Canadian Music.
What do you mean, 'these deaths are really starting to stack up"
musicians aren't immortal, they get cancer too. people die every day. jesus christ stop making retarded comments. RIP
lol 'these deaths are really starting to stack up' listen to this guy
i'm unfamiliar with this woman by the way
'musicians aren't immortal'
what! oh shi-
i've only heard of her, RIP
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