Kate McGarrigle Dies
2010-01-20 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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A_Guy
January 20th 2010

106 Comments


Sucks.

Just a note, she was 63, not 23.

Regulator
January 20th 2010

599 Comments


is that a typo? she was 23 and mothered people older than herself?

too bad tho. good music in that family of people

Regulator
January 20th 2010

599 Comments


ah nevermind

KILL
January 20th 2010

70298 Comments


noo rip

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Satellite
January 20th 2010

20675 Comments


RIP

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ThePalestMexican
January 20th 2010

2816 Comments


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.

VonManHead
January 21st 2010

179 Comments


Sucks. RIP

Meatplow
January 21st 2010

5524 Comments


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.

R.I.P.

Ire
January 21st 2010

41746 Comments


RIP

tombits
January 21st 2010

3469 Comments


I'm not familiar with any of her music, but it's sad nonetheless. R.I.P.

Tyler
Emeritus
January 21st 2010

7928 Comments


It's a shitty day for Canadian Music.

BrandNewBoognish
January 21st 2010

1021 Comments


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

Greggers
January 21st 2010

2375 Comments


R.I.P

Lambda
January 21st 2010

2405 Comments


RIP

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alachlahol
January 21st 2010

7471 Comments


lol 'these deaths are really starting to stack up' listen to this guy

alachlahol
January 21st 2010

7471 Comments


i'm unfamiliar with this woman by the way

ACowFromSpace
January 21st 2010

8 Comments


'musicians aren't immortal'

what! oh shi-

bloc
January 21st 2010

34660 Comments


i've only heard of her, RIP

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Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
January 21st 2010

30863 Comments


Requiescat in pace

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TheyTookOurJobs
January 21st 2010

1318 Comments


rip



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