Country singer Stonewall Jackson, who sang on the Grand Ole Opry for more than 50 years, has died. The American musician lost his life on Saturday after a long battle with vascular dementia.
Grand Ole Opry announced the news of his death on their Twitter page yesterday.
Alongside a picture of the musician, they wrote: “Thank you for all the music and memories, Stonewall Jackson.”
Fans were quick to pay tribute to the late singer.
Renita Doyle commented: “So sorry for his family’s loss sending prayers and condolences.”
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His other hits included Waterloo, B.J. the D.J, Life to Go and Don’t Be Angry.
In an interview with Music Charts Magazine, Stonewall recalled the moment he was offered a five-year contract with the Grand Ole Opry.
He said: “I’m not putting down the record end of the business because that’s very important, too.
“But to me, the way I came here and all, the Grand Ole Opry’s been the mainstay in my career.