Singing Legend Mel Tillis Died At 85, What's The Cause of His Death?

News by Joey Jordan Published on 20 Nov,2017 Updated on 20 Nov,2017

The legendary country music singer and a Country Music Hall of Famer, Mel Tillis has died at 85 on Sunday.

Besides being a singer, he had also appeared in many movies alongside Burt Reynolds and Clint Eastwood and had co-hosted the ABC variety series Mel and Susan Together along with Susan Anton.

Country music singer Mel Tillis died at 85 on Sunday

Country music singer Mel Tillis died at 85 on Sunday

Source: Taste of Country

Tillis, who had been struggling with intestinal issues since 2016 died at the Munroe Regional Medical Center in Florida. Celebrities such as Crystal Gale, Charlie Daniels, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton and other more tributed him on social media.

Some of my most cherished memories are the times I spent with Mel Tillis. Many many great memories. From fishing, to just having a beer, to him crashing my concert!

— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) November 19, 2017

Mel Tillis, you will be missed by so many of us you touched over the years.
Rest in peace my friend.

— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) November 19, 2017

Man, one of the coolest guys in country music ever and an extraordinary songwriter! So glad I got a chance to hang out with him a bit early in my career. Thinking about his family... #MelTillis

— Tim McGraw (@TheTimMcGraw) November 19, 2017

The singer's daughter and singer-songwriter Pam Tillis's official Facebook page wrote paying tribute to the late musician and songwriter.

Tillis was born on August 8, 1932, in Tampa, Florida. He was survived by his six children, six grandchildren, a great-grandson, the mother of five of his children, and his longtime partner.