May 8 (UPI) — Country tunes star Mickey Gilley has died right after a short disease in Branson, Mo. He was 86.
“He passed peacefully with his relatives and near friends by his aspect,” said an obituary posted on his verified Facebook page.
The result in of his dying Saturday has not been disclosed to the general public.
CBS New York stated the Mississippi native lately completed a 10-working day highway clearly show. He also served run the Mickey Gilley Grand Shanghai Theatre in Branson.
For the duration of his decades-very long new music job, Gilley racked up 17 No. 1 songs and gained 6 Academy of State Tunes Awards. His hits involve “Space Full of Roses,” “Stand By Me,” “Window Up Above,” “Lonely Nights,” “She’s Pulling Me Back All over again,” “Chains of Like,” “Honky Tonk Recollections” and “You should not the Women All Get Prettier at Closing Time.”
A cousin of Jerry Lee Lewis and Jimmy Swaggart, Gilley also guest starred on Tv set displays like Murder She Wrote, The Drop Male, Fantasy Island and The Dukes of Hazzard.
The 1980 John Travolta-Debra Winger movie, City Cowboy, was inspired by Gilley’s eponymous Texas honky tonk.
“We are saddened to listen to the news of Mickey Gilley’s passing. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to his loved ones and beloved kinds in the course of this challenging time,” the State Audio Association tweeted.
Gilley is survived by his wife Cindy Loeb Gilley his young children Kathy, Michael, Gregory and Keith Ray 4 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren