Wednesday, September 16, 2009

RIP Mary Travers

Mary Travers, of Peter, Paul and Mary fame died tonight in Connecticut. According to spokeswoman Heather Lylis, Travers' died from complications that were the result of a bone marrow transplant she received after developing leukemia a few years ago.

Travers was 72-years-old.

Peter, Paul and Mary were an award-winning trio. The group received five Grammy Awards for recordings of "Leavin' on a Jet Plane," "Puff (The Magic Dragon)" and "Blowin' in the Wind." The group broke up in 1971, and Travers eventually went on to release five solo albums. The group did go on to hold several reunions.

Travers is survived by her husband and daughters. [NY Times, Associated Press via Yahoo! News]

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