Don Everly, half of the iconic rock-n-roll duo the “Everly Brothers,” died on August 21.
His death was confirmed by the family through a spokesperson, though the cause of his death has not yet been revealed.
He was 84 years old. Born in Shenandoah, Iowa, Don and Phil spent their childhood there.
It’s not clear what caused their father’s death, but the two men were friends, and the brothers remained close.
Don Everly and his brother Bobby reunited in 1983, and the two recorded three more albums before retiring from the music industry.
They were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. Although his cause of death is unknown, his family has released the news.
The singer was 84 years old. The Everly Brothers were famous for their harmonies, which were legendary. However, the duo had a falling out with one another.
His brother Phil had been addicted to an over-the-counter stimulant cocktail.
In a hotel room in London, Don tried to commit suicide. He received shock treatments in an attempt to recover. Fortunately, he got off the drugs just in time to realize his hit years were over.
The Everly Brothers reunited in 1983, and the two recorded three more albums before retiring. The pair were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.
The Everly Brothers are best known for the song “Hey Jude” and “Anthem,” which are still performed around the world.
The Everly family is mourning the loss of the beloved singer.
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