The Country Music Hall of Famer’s publicist said Tillis never fully recovered from surgery for diverticulitis in 2016.
Mel Tillis, a country music singer and songwriter who rose to fame in the 1960s, charting multiple top forty hits over a long career despite a lifelong stuttering problem, has died in Florida at the age of 85, Billboard and other sources have reported. Continue reading →
Joe Fortunato, three-time All-Pro and NFL champ in ’63, dies at 87
The Mississippi State product played next to Hall of Famers Bill George, George Connor and Dick Butkus and tutored rookie Doug Buffone. But he also was a five-time Pro Bowl linebacker and three-time All-Pro who called defensive signals for the Bears’ 1963 NFL championship team.
Gord Downie, a Distinctly Canadian Rock Star, Dies at 53
Gord Downie, lead singer and lyricist of the Tragically Hip and one of Canada’s most revered rock stars, died on Tuesday in Toronto. He was 53 and had announced last year that he had terminal brain cancer.
The band announced the death on its website. Mr. Downie had recently been working on a solo album, “Introduce Yerself,” scheduled to be released on Oct. 27.
Fats Domino, the amiable rock ‘n’ roll pioneer whose steady, pounding piano and easy baritone helped change popular music while honoring the traditions of the Crescent City, has died. He was 89. Continue reading →
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