Country singer Freddie Hart, a World War II veteran who had a run of No. 1 hits in the 1970s and won CMA Award, ACM Award and Grammy Award for his smash "Easy Loving", has died at the age of 91.
He passed away on Saturday, October 27, in Burbank, Los Angelas. Freddie’s publicist, Scott Wikle, took to the late singer's Facebook page to confirmed his tragic death, featuring a lengthy statement alongside his photo.
The statement reads, "Freddie Hart, known to millions of Country Music fans the world over as “Mr. Easy Lovin’” passed away Saturday, October 27th in Burbank Ca."
Here's the Facebook post, check it out.
Born as Frederick Segrest on December 21, 1926, in Loachapoka, Alabama, lied his way into the Marine Corps to serve in World Warr II when he was 15 before starting his musical career.
Frederick then joined the Los Angeles Police Academy where he taught classes in self-defense before writing songs for Patsy Cline ("Lovin’ In Vain") Carl Smith ("Loose Talk") and Porter Wagoner ("Skid Row Joe").
After recording Top 20 songs like The Key’s In The Mailbox and Chain Gang, Freddie recorded "Easy Loving" that was a B-side to a single in 1969.
Funeral arrangements will be announced in the coming days. Rest In Peace Freddie Hart!
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