Country Legend Ray Price Dead at 87
Country singer-songwriter Ray Price died at his home in Texas on Monday after a protracted battle with pancreatic cancer, the Associated Press reported.
With more than 100 hits to his name, Price helped define and popularize country music for decades.
His memorable songs included "Crazy Arms," ''Release Me," ''The Same Old Me," ''Heartaches by the Number," ''City Lights" and "Too Young to Die."
Deciding that his options for treatment had come to an end, Price had left East Texas Medical Center on Thursday and began hospice care at his home in Mount Pleasant. A family spokesperson confirmed Price's death on Monday, following a weekend of erroneous reports the singer had passed away earlier.
It's difficult to sum up Price's importance to the evolution of country music. Watching Price perform "Crazy Arms" makes one thing clear, however: America has lost one of its finest troubadours.
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