Country musician and violinist Charlie Daniels, He lost his life this Monday after suffering a stroke, according to his publicist.
He Country Music Hall of Famer, lost his life while in hospital in Hermitage, Tennessee after doctors diagnosed a stroke.
Daniels had suffered a previous similar mild attack in January 2010 reason why a cardiac pacemaker was implanted in 2013, and continued to operate.
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The rocker and violinist of 83 years The hit "Devil Went Down to Georgia" became famous, beginning early in his career as a session musician, including playing in Bob Dylan's "Nashville Skyline" sessions.
At the beginning of 1970, his five-member band toured endlessly, sometimes doing 250 shows a year.
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Between his appearances Most prominent, they were at the White House, the Super Bowl, across Europe, and often for troops in the Middle East.
In the same way he had some participations in the cinema as in the film of John Travolta of 1980 "Urban Cowboy" and was closely identified with the rise of country music generated by that film.
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Some others of his successes They were "Drinkin 'My Baby Goodbye", "Boogie Woogie Fiddle Country Blues" and "Uneasy Rider".
I have kept people employed for over 20 years and never missed a payroll, "said Daniels in 1998. That same year, he received the Pioneer Award from the Academy of Country Music.
The artist is survived by his wife, Hazel, and her son, Charlie Daniels Jr.
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Also, figures of the genre and members of the musical field regretted his departure:
There are few artists who played so many different generations in our business than Charlie Daniels, "said Sarah Trahern, CEO of the Country Music Association
Today, our community has lost an innovator and advocate of country music. Both Charlie and Hazel had become dear friends of mine in recent years, and I had the privilege of celebrating Charlie's induction into the Opry and telling him that he was going to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. "
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Some other contemporary artists such as Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean also delivered emotional messages to the memory of Daniels.
What a hero A true patriot, Christian and icon of country music. Prayers to his family, ”Bryan said in a tweet.