Death of Mary Travers

November 9, 1936 - September 16, 2009
Danbury, Connecticut | Age 72

Mary of Peter, Paul and Mary dead at 72
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DANBURY, Conn. (Associated Press) -- Mary Travers, one-third of the hugely popular 1960s folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary, has died.

The band's publicist, Heather Lylis, says Travers died at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut on Wednesday. She was 72 and had battled leukemia for several years.

Travers joined forces with Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey in the early 1960s.

The trio mingled their music with liberal politics, both onstage and off. Their version of "If I Had...

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