Popular American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist known for his contributions to Southern rock, country, and bluegrass music, Charlie Daniels has passed away. Charlie Daniels died today July 6 2020. His cause of death was said to be hemorrhagic stroke.
Daniels’ death was confirmed by his publicist, Don Murry Grubbs. He is survived by his wife, Hazel, and son Charlie Daniels, Jr.
Tributes Floods Twitter
JUST IN: Country Music Hall of Fame member Charlie Daniels has died at the age of 83. According to The Tennessean, Daniels suffered a stroke this morning. pic.twitter.com/IRPqC4hbej
— WMAL News (@wmalnews) July 6, 2020
Country music & southern rock legend Charlie Daniels has passed. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member died this morning at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, TN. Doctors determined the cause of death was a hemorrhagic stroke. He was 83.
We love you, Charlie. pic.twitter.com/NFw1YubsAC
— SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Ch. 90) (@SiriusXMNASCAR) July 6, 2020
Just learned legendary superstar Charlie Daniels, 83, has died. @CharlieDaniels was the greatest. A wonderful entertainer, Christian gentleman, servant to our veterans like no other, & humble, kind man despite being multi-talented, successful, and hard working. #heartbroken
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) July 6, 2020
Few Things You Need To Know About Charlie Daniels
Daniels enjoys hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and other outdoor activities. He is a member of the National Rifle Association (NRA) and has performed on their videos.
He married his wife, Hazel, on September 20, 1964. Together, they have one son, Charlie Daniels, Jr.
Daniels suffered a major arm injury on January 30, 1980, while digging fence post holes on his farm near Mount Juliet, where he lives.
He suffered three complete breaks in his right arm, and two broken fingers when his shirtsleeve caught on a spinning auger.
The injury required surgery, and sidelined him for four months.
Daniels was successfully treated for prostate cancer in 2001.
On January 15, 2010, Daniels was rushed to the hospital after suffering a stroke while snowmobiling in Colorado. He recovered and was released two days later.
During a doctor visit on March 25, 2013, Daniels was diagnosed with a mild case of pneumonia and admitted to a Nashville hospital for a series of routine tests.
The tests revealed that a pacemaker was needed to regulate his heart rate. One was put in on March 28 and Daniels was released from hospital within days.
Daniels is an avid University of Tennessee sports fan.