Pegi Young, musician and activist, dead at 66

FILE - In this April 17, 2007 file photo, singer Pegi Young is photographed in New York's Central Park.  Young, who with fellow musician and then-husb...
FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2010 file photo, Neil Young, left, and his wife Pegi Young perform during the Bridge School Benefit concert in Mountain View, ...
FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2013 file photo, Pegi Young & The Survivors perform with Neil Young during the Farm Aid 2013 concert at Saratoga Performing A...

FILE - In this April 17, 2007 file photo, singer Pegi Young is photographed in New York's Central Park. Young, who with fellow musician and then-husb...

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2010 file photo, Neil Young, left, and his wife Pegi Young perform during the Bridge School Benefit concert in Mountain View, ...

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2013 file photo, Pegi Young & The Survivors perform with Neil Young during the Farm Aid 2013 concert at Saratoga Performing A...

NEW YORK (AP) — Pegi Young, who with fellow musician and then-husband Neil Young helped found the Bridge School for children with speech and physical impairments, has died.

Young died of cancer Tuesday in California, according to spokeswoman Michelle Gutenstein-Hinz. She was 66. Additional details about her death were not immediately available.

Pegi Young first conceived of the California-based school in 1986 after she and her husband struggled to educate their son Ben, born with cerebral palsy.

Over the next three decades, the Youngs helped stage all-star concert benefits, with guest performers including Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie and Tom Petty.

The Youngs divorced in 2014 after 36 years of marriage, a breakup Pegi Young addressed candidly in her 2016 album "Raw." Her previous recordings include "Bracing for Impact" and "Foul Deeds."