Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels Dead at 83

Charlie Daniels; Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Kicker Country Stampede
Charlie Daniels; Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Kicker Country Stampede
Charlie Daniels; Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Kicker Country Stampede

Country music icon Charlie Daniels has died.

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member passed away Monday morning (July 6) at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tennessee. He was 83 years old.

According to a statement from his publicist, Daniels suffered a hemorrhagic stroke, which resulted in his death.

Funeral arrangements will be announced in the coming days.

Born October 28, 1936, Charlie Daniels was a country music icon, who was also known for his contributions to Southern rock and bluegrass. He was best known for his chart-topping hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”

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