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Don Williams, Country Music Star, Dead at 78



Don Williams, Country Music Star, Dead at 78 - BellaNaija

Don Williams (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Stagecoach)

Country music star, Don Williams, nicknamed “Gentle Giant” has passed at the age of 78.

According to Billboard, the singer’s PR team confirmed the news, saying he died “after a short illness.”

Williams was behind hit songs “Tulsa Time” and “It Must Be Love,” which topped the charts after they were released.

His tribute album “Gentle Giants: The Songs of Don Williams was issued in May, a day after he clocked 78.

The album featured performances of his songs by current country heavyweights, including Garth Brooks and Lady Antebellum.

Photo Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images


  1. Carina

    September 9, 2017 at 12:32 am

    Rest in peace Don.
    I love your music!
    Pure, soulful and divine!

  2. Anon

    September 9, 2017 at 12:41 am

    Grew up listening to his songs. Rest in peace.

  3. Bar Baric

    September 9, 2017 at 6:26 am

    He was an amazing lyricist.

  4. kenz

    September 9, 2017 at 8:21 am

    A great man, great musician….Rest in Peace Don..

  5. Oma

    September 9, 2017 at 8:25 am

    I literally know all his songs…grew up on them and listen to them still today. It’s ridiculous cos I feel like I lost someone close to me cos I love his music so much. In my head, he was such a nice guy cos he wrote and sang such beautiful songs. Even got my kids liking him cos I play him so much – they would roll their eyes but were soon singing along. Chai!! RIP Don.

  6. Simply_Seun

    September 9, 2017 at 10:24 am

    The Gentle Giant may be dead, but his legacies lives on. I can still hear his voice singing into my soul. R.I.P

  7. Bloom

    September 9, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    RIP.. I love your music!

  8. AKU

    September 11, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Oh noooooooo!!!!! Rest in Peace the great Legend.

  9. Timven Amina

    December 3, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    Oh! What a great lost. Ur legacy will live forever. Sleep on great musician. I luv Ur songs.

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