Obituaries

Read the latest on the deaths of notable people. These news stories recount the lives that made them prominent locally, nationally and worldwide.


Don’t fence me in: Phil Williams, who co-founded Folklife and fought to keep it free, dies at 80

FOLK – UNIVERSITY FRIENDS CENTER – SEATTLE – 11/6/2006
The four founders of Seattle Folklore Society prepare to celebrate the organization’s 40th anniversary.

Phil Williams, co-founder of the Folklife festival and the pioneering folk label Voyager Recordings, has died at the age of 80.

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