DEAD: Don Williams

DEAD: ON THIS DATE

Don Williams (aged 78)
American musician

Donald Ray Williams (May 27, 1939 – September 8, 2017) was an American country singer, songwriter, and 2010 inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame. He began his solo career in 1971, singing popular ballads and amassing 17 number one country hits. His straightforward yet smooth bass-baritone voice, soft tones, and imposing build earned him the nickname: “Gentle Giant” of country music

DEATH: On September 8, 2017, Williams died in Mobile, Alabama, due to emphysema.

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