Mac Davis, the singer and songwriter behind Elvis Presley‘s hits “In the Ghetto” and “A Little Less Conversation”, has died following coronary heart surgical procedure.
The 78-year-old handed away on Tuesday night time, September 29.
His longtime supervisor, Jim Morey, confirmed the unhappy information, calling Davis “a music legend” and “a loving husband, father, grandfather and buddy.”
“I’ll miss laughing about our misadventures on the highway and his insightful humorousness,” Morey wrote in a press release.
Davis’ songs have been additionally recorded by Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Glen Campbell, Tom Jones and Johnny Cash, and he tasted solo success himself with the hits “Baby Don’t Get Hooked on Me”, “Stop and Smell the Roses” and “Rock N Roll (I Gave You the Best Years of My Life)”.
Mac, who additionally fronted his personal U.S. TV selection collection within the mid-Seventies, was named Entertainer of the Year on the Academy of Country Music Awards in 1974.
Born in January 1942, Davis was a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
The Texan was hospitalized after falling ailing just lately and Morey requested followers for his or her prayers through Facebook over the weekend, September 26-27.
Parton picked up on the messages of help and requested her followers to maintain her buddy of their ideas.
She retweeted the hashtag “#PrayForMacDavis” and the message, “We are sorry to report that legendary singer/songwriter Mac Davis is critically ailing following coronary heart surgical procedure in Nashville. Your love and prayers will probably be deeply appreciated right now.”
Dolly Parton retweeted Jim Morey’s prayer plea for the critically ailing Mac Davis.
Davis just lately appeared on “Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings” in 2019.