Country Music Legend Mel Tillis Dead at 85

Country music legend Mel Tillis died Sunday morning at a hospital in Florida.

 

According to his publicist, Tillis battled intestinal problems since early 2016 and never fully recovered.

The suspected cause of death is respiratory failure.

Tillis recored more than 60 albums and had 35 top ten singles, including six number one hits during his decades-long career.

Tillis was 85.

 

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