Canadian folk singer and songwriter Kate McGarrigle,who performed with her sister Anna, died of cancer at age 63. Read more on Kate McGarrigle’s death below.
Kate McGarrigle died at her Montreal home on Monday evening surrounded by her sisters Jane and Anna, and her children Rufus and Martha Wainwright.
McGarrigle had been battling cancer since 2006, with the cancer spreading from her small intestine to her liver.
Kate and her sister Anna, called the McGarrigle Sisters, began their singing careers performing at Montreal coffeehouses in the sixties with a group called the Mountain City Four.
In the 1970’s the sisters debuted their first record “Kate and Anna McGarrigle,” which brought them fame and their songs were covered by artist such as Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Judy Collins and Billy Bragg.
McGarrigle’s children Martha and Rufus Wainwright are also singers.
Our condolences to Kate McGarrigle’s friends and family.
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