Country music had a rough year last year with the deaths of some of the genre’s most influential artists. This year isn’t off to a better start either with news of country star Daryle Singletary’s death. Singletary, who was most well-known for his hit songs “Too Much Fun” and “I Let Her Lie,” passed away at his home Monday morning.
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The cause of death is still “pending,” but those close to the family said the death was “sudden and unexpected.” Singletary has been on tour this year and most recently played The Rodeo Club in Alabama Friday night before heading back to his Tennessee home, according to the Daily Mail.
The Georgia native had a successful career singing Southern gospel as well. He reached the top 40 five times in his career, Fox News reported.
His death came as a shock to many as he seemed to be a healthy man busy with building a successful music empire that his children could live off of.
In 2017, he released his most current album with bluegrass legend Rhonda Vincent called “American Grandstand.”
The New York Daily News reported his most recent music release, “We’re Not Going to Hell for Having a Hell of a Time,” was met with critical acclaim.
Those within the country music realm paid their respects on social media. Travis Tritt tweeted, “I’m shocked and saddened to hear that Daryle Singletary has passed away. He was a true country voice and his talent will be sorely missed. Praying for Daryle’s friends and family.”
Fellow country music superstar Charlie Daniels wrote on Twitter: “Just got word that Daryle Singletary has passed away. Rest in peace Buddy, you sang country like country should be sung.”
During his most recent show, Singletary wrote on his Instagram: “Had a great crowd….” The 46-year-old left behind a wife and four children.
Below is one of Singletary’s most famous songs.