Well known northern musician and community activist Ray Massey has died.
Massey passed away yesterday after a long battle with cancer.
He spent most of his time in Whitehorse and Inuvik, N.W.T.
Yukon MLA Kevin Barr was a friend of Massey's since the 1970s.
Barr says Massey went out of his way to help people and was integral in setting up the Whitehorse Folk Society.
"We can all, I think, thank Ray for having that vision," Barr said. "When [his death] was posted on Facebook, so many people cited how Ray helped them in their lives."
Massey was also instrumental in setting up Raven Recycling in Whitehorse.
A funeral has not yet been arranged.