Memorial service for folk singer Pete Seeger held at Libby Funeral Home in Beacon
BEACON - Family, friends and fans attended a memorial service Sunday for folk singer and activist Pete Seeger, who died last week.
The memorial was held in Beacon, where Seeger lived. Thousands lined the street outside the Libby Funeral Home to pay their respects, and some fans drove from as far away as Boston to help celebrate his life.
During Seeger's career, he used his music to fight for issues including workers, the poor and the environment. Seeger himself founded the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater to educate the public and help clean up the Hudson River. The group's environmental director Manna Jo Greene described Seeger as remarkable and humble.
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Seeger was 94 when he died at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan after being hospitalized for six days.