Kate McGarrigle, the folk singer and mother to Rufus and Martha Wainwright, has died aged 63.
The singer passed away last night (January 18). The cause of death was a rare form of cancer, her brother-in-law told Cba.ca.
Canadian McGarrigle performed with her sister Anna McGarrigle from the ’60s. They sang in both French and English and released ten albums together, from 1975 to 2005.
Rufus Wainwright recently cancelled a slew of Australia and New Zealand dates to tend to his mother.