Farewell, Mary Travers

September 17, 2009 / Posted by:

Peter and Paul are without a Mary today, because she had to run off to heaven to serenade Patrick Swayze as he twirled about. Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary passed away in a Connecticut hospital yesterday from leukemia. Mary was 72.

Both Peter and Paul issued statements on their official website which you can read here in their entirety. Below is just a snippet of what each of them wrote:

I have no idea what it will be like to have no Mary in my world, in my life, or on stage to sing with. But I do know there will always be a hole in my heart, a place where she will always exist that will never be filled by any other person. However painful her passing is, I am forever grateful for Mary and her place in my life.” – Paul Yarrow

I am deadened and heartsick beyond words to consider a life without Mary Travers and honored beyond my wildest dreams to have shared her spirit and her career.” – Noel Paul Stookey

Yes, the hungry Summer of Death just won’t stop. Let’s just hope it doesn’t turn into the Autumn of Death or we’ll all just have to get under the covers. Saaaaaads.

Rest in Peace, Mary.

And now for a song:

I really hope Mary took that amazing outfit with her, because it also belongs in heaven.

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