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Country superstar Charley Pride dies at 86


Country superstar Charley Pride dies at 86

Country superstar Charley Pride dies at 86

African-American country singer Charley Pride, has been pronounced dead following complications from Covid-19.

The star was known for his famous hits “All I Have to Offer You (Is Me)” and “Kiss an Angel Good Mornin.

Charley died yesterday, 12 December in Dallas, Texas at the age of 86.

His death was confirmed by his publicist.

The Mississippi native picked cotton, served in the U.S. Army and played baseball in the Negro league before moving to Nashville, becoming the first Black country star. He joined the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2000, Rolling Stone magazine said.

“I’m so heartbroken that one of my dearest and oldest friends, Charley Pride, has passed away,” country music star Dolly Parton said on Twitter.

“It’s even worse to know that he passed away from COVID-19. What a horrible, horrible virus. Charley, we will always love you.”

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