Jerry Jeff Walker, Legendary Musician Who Wrote “Mr. Bojangles,” Lifeless at 78

The world of music has misplaced a star.

Nation singer and songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker has handed away on the age of 78, a number of shops report.

Recognized for his hit “Mr. Bojangles” and being a pioneer of outlaw nation, the legendary musician died on Friday, Oct. 23 following an extended battle with throat most cancers, Rolling Stone confirmed by the star’s publicist.

E! Information has reached out to Walker’s reps for our personal affirmation and have but to obtain a response.

The singer and songwriter was born Ronald Clyde Crosby in Oneonta, New York in 1942. Nevertheless, he lived most of his life within the South, most notably in Austin, Texas.

Whereas dwelling within the “Dwell Music Capital of the World,” as Rolling Stone notes, Walker turned a star together with his outlaw nation sound, the place musicians like Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Ray Wylie Hubbard, and Michael Martin Murphey have been performing the same model.

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