Entertainment Jerry Jeff Walker, Texas singer and songwriter, dies at 78
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 4-10
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 4-10: Oct. 4: Country singer Leroy Van Dyke is 91. Actor Felicia Farr (“The Player,” “Kotch”) is 88. Author Roy Blount Jr. is 79. Author Anne Rice is 79. Actor Lori Saunders (“Petticoat Junction”) is 79. Actor Clifton Davis (“Madam Secretary,” “Amen”) is 75. Actor Susan Sarandon is 74. Actor Armand Assante is 71. Actor Alan Rosenberg (“Cybill,” ″L.A. Law”) is 70. Actor Christoph Waltz (“Inglourious Basterds,” ″Water for Elephants”) is 64. Actor Bill Fagerbakke (“Coach,” ″Spongebob Squarepants”) is 63. Actor Kyra Schon (“Night of the Living Dead”) is 63. Rap producer Russell Simmons is 63. Actor Wendy Makkena (“Sister Act” films) is 62.
Jerry Jeff Walker, a Texas country singer and songwriter who wrote the pop song “Mr. Bojangles,” has died at age 78.
Walker died Friday of cancer, family spokesman John T. Davis told The Associated Press.
Country star and hit Elvis songwriter Mac Davis dies at 78
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Mac Davis, who launched his career crafting the Elvis hits “A Little Less Conversation” and “In the Ghetto,” and whose own hits include “Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me,” has died. He was 78. His longtime manager Jim Morey said in a press release that Davis died in Nashville on Tuesday after heart surgery and was surrounded by family and friends. Davis had a long and varied career in music for decades as a writer, singer, actor and TV host and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2006. He was named 1974’s entertainer of the year by the Academy of Country Music and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
“He had battled throat cancer for many years, and some other health issues,” Davis said Saturday.
Walker emerged from New York’sin the 1960s and he was a founding member of the band Circus Maximus. He in the 1970s and in 1972 scored a hit with his version of the Guy Clark song “L.A. Freeway.”
Walker and the Lost Gonzo Band in 1973 recorded an album live in Texas called “Viva Terlingua” that became a classic of the country-rock scene. Walker had since released more than 30 albums.
In 1986, he formed independent music label Tried & True Music and released albums under it.
Walker was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2017, undergoing chemotherapy and radiation, hein 2018.
“I guess I took my singing for granted, and now I don’t," he told the newspaper.
In 2017, it was announced that Walker had donated more than 100 boxes of his music archives to The Wittliff Collections at Texas State University, including tapes, photographs, hand-written lyrics and artifacts.
Walker's survivors include his wife, Susan, son, Django, and daughter, Jessie Jane.
Inside Emmerdale stars Jeff Hordley and Zoe Henry's real-life romance, from first meeting to wedding .
Emmerdale stars Jeff Hordley and Zoe Henry play iconic characters Cain Dingle and Rhona Goskirk on-screen, but here's a look at their relationship away from the cameras.And, on the show, he acts alongside his lovely wife Zoe Henry, 47, who plays Rhona Goskirk on the soap.