Singer Neil Young posted a moving tribute to his ex-wife, who died last week of cancer at age 66.
Young, 73, posted the lyrics to the song, “Such a Woman,” adding his thanks to Pegi “For being such a wonderful mother to our children. You live inside of them and the many you have touched.”
The couple met in 1974 when Pegi was a working as a waitress and was living with her dog in a tepee, The New York Times reported. They were married four years later,
In his 1992 song, “Unknown Legend,” wrote about that first meeting:
“She used to work in a diner / Never saw a woman look finer / I used to order just to watch her float across the floor.”
She and Young had two children together, Ben and Amber. They were divorced in 2014; Neil Young married actress Darryl Hannah in 2018, The New York Times reported.
In his 2013 book, "Waging Heavy Peace," Young wrote that his ex-wife "Was always organized and methodical in her approach to problems" and that performing songs with her was a thrill.
“Even with all the great singers I have sung with, there is nothing like singing with Pegi,” Young wrote.
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