Neil Young Family Stunned By ‘Terminal Disease’ News


Neil Young lost his ex-wife Pegi to terminal cancer last year, and he recently shared a letter from a fan on Neil Young Archives who had a similar experience.

“Hi, A note for NY regarding next week’s show in Milwaukee. I am a long time fan and have attended 30+ NY shows over the years – mostly with my wife. First was ’74 on the day Nixon resigned. Last was Solo a few years ago at Chicago Theatre. I own a Pono. Your music has comforted me for many years.

I lost my wife of 32 yrs a couple months ago to ALS. I was Kathy’s primary caregiver for 3 years. During that time I stopped going to concerts, playing music (guitar player), working out, and so on. I am now empty and starting over.

I bought a couple tix to your show in an effort to move forward. With Pegi’s passing I first felt that going to the show would be too hard for me as I’m sure your emotions will be present.
My friends encouraged me to attend anyway – and I am.

The purpose of this message is to let you know I will be there and thinking of you, Pegi and my beautiful wife. Your art inspires me to move forward – and I hope this note inspires you as well.
Lowell Todd.”

Neil told Lowell, “Thanks Lowell. PEACE NYA.”

Another fan said, “Hello all of you at NYA, This was intended to be a mail of wishing all of you, including Neil of course, a very healthy, joyful and loving 2019. But the world seems to be turning faster than our thoughts and actions, so this mail can only express my most sincere and deepest condolences to Neil Young and all around him with the passing away of Pegi Young. Too soon, too young. No words for it. Love to Neil, the family, and all of you. Luc.”

Young responded, “Luc, Thanks. Pegi was wonderful person and a great mother who touched many. PEACE.” Neil Young just reacted to a sad The Who claim.