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Folk Singer, Activist Pete Seeger Dies In NY

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NEW YORK (AP) - Pete Seeger is being remembered today as not only a folk singer, but an activist.
    
Seeger died last night at a hospital in New York City at age 94.
    
He was known for songs such as "If I Had a Hammer" and "Where Have All the Flowers Gone." But the banjo picker also was a political activist, advocating for causes ranging from civil rights to the cleanup of New York's Hudson River.
    
In 2011, he walked the streets of Manhattan, joining the Occupy Movement.

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