Singer Harry Chapin remembered for music, charity work

This weekend will mark the 30th anniversary of singer Harry Chapin's tragic death in an accident on the Long Island Expressway. Family and friends will gather

HUNTINGTON - This weekend will mark the 30th anniversary of singer Harry Chapin's tragic death in an accident on the Long Island Expressway. 

Family and friends will gather to remember Chapin, his music and his legacy of helping the hungry. 

Chapin died at the age of 38 after his car collided with a truck on the LIE near Jericho Turnpike in 1981. 

Sandy Chapin says her husband worked tirelessly to help fight poverty and hunger around the world and across Long Island. 

Since his passing, Chapin's song "Cat's in the Cradle" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. 

A free concert will be held at Huntington's Hecksher Park stage, which is named after Chapin, starting at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

To watch an extended interview with with singer Harry Chapin's widow, tune to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.

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