Willie Nelson's Longtime Drummer, Paul English Dies At 87

News by Joey Jordan Published on 13 Feb,2020 Updated on 13 Feb,2020

Drummer Paul English, Who Worked For Musician Willie Nelson For Decades, Died At 87

  • Famous American drummer Paul English, who worked for Willie Nelson, has died.
  • Nelson's publicist, Elaine Schock, announced the death of a legendary drummer.
  • Schock didn't provide any information on the cause of Paul's death, however, Paul was reportedly suffering from pneumonia for some time.
  • Born in Texas on November 6, 1932, English was 23 years old when he started playing drum.

American music artist, Paul English, who worked for musician and singer Willie Nelson for decades, has died. The legendary drummer was 87.

Nelson's representative confirmed English died on Wednesday, 12th February 2020. Nelson's representative, Elaine Schock, provided no further details regarding his death. However, it's been reported that English had been suffering from pneumonia.

Drummer Paul English, who worked for musician Willie Nelson for decades, died at 87 SOURCE: MusicRow

In Nelson's autobiography, It's a Long Story: My Life published in 2015, he has described English as:

wild, street-smart Paul ...who always had my back and got me out of more scraps than I care to recall.

English was born on November 6, 1932, in Vernon, Texas. English was 23 years old when he started playing drum with Willie Nelson in Fort Worth. However, he only became Nelson's regular drummer since 1966. Before he became the regular drummer for Nelson, English worked with a couple of drummers, including Delbert McClinton.

English was famously known for wearing an iconic black cape on stage. One of his capes is currently put on display at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in the "Outlaws and Armadillos" exhibit.

Rest in peace, Paul English!