Nation singer Charlie Daniels, recognized for the hit “The Devil Went Right down to Georgia,” died at age 83 after he suffered a stroke.
His publicist stated Daniels died at a hospital in Hermitage, Tennessee, on Monday, according to local media retailers. The corporate stated he suffered a hemorrhagic stroke.
“An outspoken patriot, beloved mentor, and a real street warrior, Daniels parlayed his passion for music right into a multi-platinum career and a platform to help the army, underprivileged youngsters, and others in want,” Absolute Publicity, Inc. stated to Fox17 in Nashville.
He's survived by his wife, Hazel, and son, Charlie Daniels Jr.
His official Twitter account on Sunday included what may be a ultimate quote from the singer: “Lord, give us the courage to speak our thoughts, to be trustworthy, and bold about our feelings, regardless of who, or how many we go towards.”
“Lord, give us the braveness to speak our thoughts, to be trustworthy, and daring about our emotions, regardless of who, or how many we go towards.” – Charlie Daniels pic.twitter.com/yyuOir95TR
— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) July 5, 2020
According to the American Stroke Affiliation, “Hemorrhagic strokes make up about 13 % of stroke instances. It’s brought on by a weakened vessel that ruptures and bleeds into the encompassing brain. The blood accumulates and compresses the encompassing brain tissue.”
It provides, “The 2 varieties of hemorrhagic strokes are intracerebral (inside the brain) hemorrhage or subarachnoid hemorrhage.”
Daniels beforehand suffered what was described as a light stroke in January 2010, and he had a pacemaker implanted in 2013. He continued to carry out stay.
Tributes on social media poured in after his demise.
“My heart is crushed immediately after hearing that my pricey pal Charlie Daniels has passed away. Charlie was the first legendary artist to take me underneath his wing and encourage me,” singer Travis Tritt said in a social media statement.
“Just discovered legendary celebrity Charlie Daniels, 83, has died. @CharlieDaniels was the greatest. An exquisite entertainer, Christian gentleman, servant to our veterans like no other, & humble, type man regardless of being multi-talented, profitable, and arduous working. #heartbroken,” stated political commentator and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee in a statement.
Daniels was Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame in 2002, the Grand Ole Opry in 2008, the Musicians Corridor of Fame and Museum in 2009, and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016. He also performed on three of Bob Dylan’s albums including “Nashville Skyline” as well as recordings for former Beatles member Ringo Starr and singer Leonard Cohen.