Country music star, Don Williams, nicknamed “Gentle Giant” has passed at the age of 78.
According to Billboard, the singer’s PR team confirmed the news, saying he died “after a short illness.”
Williams was behind hit songs “Tulsa Time” and “It Must Be Love,” which topped the charts after they were released.
His tribute album “Gentle Giants: The Songs of Don Williams“ was issued in May, a day after he clocked 78.
The album featured performances of his songs by current country heavyweights, including Garth Brooks and Lady Antebellum.
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