Toshi-Aline Ohta Seeger, the wife of folk music legend Pete Seeger, has died at the age of 91.
An activist, a skilled organizer and a creator in her own right, Ohta Seeger was a bedrock in her husband’s long and successful career. “There’s (sic) was a true partnership,” notes Sing Out, a magazine she and her husband helped co-found in 1950. “Without Toshi’s counsel and support, and always outspoken and direct opinions, it’s clear to anyone who ever met these two remarkable people that, without Toshi, Pete would never have had the foundation and freedom to do the work that made him so legendary."
Born in Munich, Germany, to an American mother and a Japanese father, Toshi relocated with her family to the United States before her first birthday.