Internationally acclaimed folk singer Kate McGarrigle, best known for performing with her sister Anna, has died of cancer. She was 63.
McGarrigle's brother-in-law, Dane Lanken, said the singer died at her Montreal home Monday night surrounded by her sisters, Jane and Anna, and her children, Rufus and Martha Wainwright, also singers.
He says McGarrigle had been battling cancer since the summer of 2006. He says the cancer started in her small intestine and spread to her liver.
Kate and Anna, known as the McGarrigle Sisters, they made their first record, "Kate and Anna McGarrigle," which brought them critical acclaim and famous covers by artists including Emmylou Harris, Judy Collins and Billy Bragg.
Their own well-known releases included "The Work Song," "Cool River" and "Lying Song."
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