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Roy Clark, Country Guitar Virtuoso and 'Hee Haw' Actor, Dies at 85

Updated On 16 Nov, 2018 Published On

Roy Clark, the country guitar virtuoso and singer who also starred on the TV show 'Hee Haw' for nearly 25 years century, has died at the age of 85.

According to publicist Jeremy Westby said Roy, who was best known for his hits Honeymoon Feeling (1974) and Yesterday When I was Young (1969), passed away on Thursday, November 15.

As for the cause of death, Roy died due to complications from pneumonia at his Tulsa, Oklahoma home.

Roy co-hosted Hee Haw for its entire 24-year run; Buck Owens famously co-hosted alongside Roy. The show's last episode aired in 1993, however, reruns continued for a few years thereafter.

When the show was distributed on VHS and DVD for the first time in 2004, Roy said, "Hee Haw won't go away. It brings a smile to too many faces".

His other hits include The Tips of My Fingers (1963) and Come Live With Me" (1973). He was also known for his instrumental versions of Malaguena and Ghost Riders in the Sky.

Roy was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2009. At the time, he emotionally told the audience how moving it was "just to be associated yourself with the members of the Country Music Hall of Fame and imagine that your name will be said right along with all the list."

Memorial service for the late musician will be announced in the coming days. Rest In Peace Roy Clark!

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