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Neil Young files for divorce from wife of 36 years Pegi

Published 27/08/2014 | 08:29

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Neil Young's first memoir, Waging Heavy Peace, was a best-seller published in 2012
Neil Young's first memoir, Waging Heavy Peace, was a best-seller published in 2012

Legendary musician Neil Young has filed for divorce from his wife of 36 years, Pegi.

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Young filed the papers on July 29th, but news of the end of their marriage was only made public yesterday.

Neil Young
Neil Young

The Heart of Gold singer filed a petition for dissolution of marriage in California and a hearing is scheduled for December 12th.

The couple have two children together and Pegi is credited as the muse for several of her husband's songs and has also acting as a support singer during several high profile performances.

At the 1994 Oscars, Pegi joined her husband on stage as he performed his Academy Award winning 'Philadelphia' track for the namesake film, which swept the boards that year.

She was the inspiration behind some of his most famous songs, including 'Unknown Legend' and 'Once an Angel'.

A representative for Neil did not comment.

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