Country singer and pianist Mickey Gilli dies. Country singer and pianist Mickey Gilley has died. This is reported by The New York Times.
The musician died away at the age of 86. According to the publication, he died in a hospital in Branson, Missouri. Causes of death are not given.
In total, Gilly had 39 top country hits and 17 No. 1 songs. He was the recipient of six Academy of Country Music Awards. Gilly also starred in films and TV series such as Fantasy Island, Fallen Boy, Murder, She Wrote, and The Dukes of Hazzard.
Earlier it became known that the country musician Charlie Pride died due to complications caused by the coronavirus. American country musician Charlie Pride has died due to complications from a new type of coronavirus, according to the artist’s Facebook page.
The singer died on Saturday, December 12, in Dallas, Texas. At the moment of his death, Pride was 86 years old.
“He was hospitalized at the end of November due to symptoms of COVID-19, and despite the incredible efforts, skill, and care of his team of doctors over the past weeks, he was unable to defeat the virus,” the message reads.
Pride evolved the first African American to be placed into the Country Music Hall of Fame and achieve success in that musical genre. The artist has received the Grammy Award three times.