Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Kate loses her fight

Kate McGarrigle has died at the age of 63 from clear cell sarcoma. Kate was best known for the singing partnership with her sister Anna. She was married to Loudon Wainwright and mother to Rufus and Martha Wainwright. Since being diagnosed with cancer she helped raise awareness of the illness and funds for research. She made her last appearance alongside her family at the Albert Hall in December at the 'Not So Silent Night' concert which raised $55,000 for the fund. Newsoundwales was lucky enough to see this perfromance, one of our highlights of 2009, and you can read our review in the live review 2009 archive.