Mary Travers was an American singer and songwriter and also a member of the folk group Peter, Paul and Mary, died Wednesday. The celebrity who was popular in 1960s died when she was 72. In 2005, she was diagnosed with leukimia. Although a bone-marrow transplant was apparently successful in beating the disease, Travers died on September 16, 2009, at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, Connecticut, from complications arising from chemotherapy. Three of their albums were in the top 6 Billboard best-selling Laser Dics and they became the biggest stars of the folk revival.
The group collected five Grammy Awards for their three-part harmony on enduring songs like “Leaving on a Jet Plane,” “Puff (The Magic Dragon)” and “Blowin’ in the Wind.”