The well esteemed popular Country Music Singer Jerry Jeff Walker breathed his last at the age of 78. The legend who is known for his hit “Mr.Bojangles” died of throat cancer.”He had battled throat cancer for many years,and some other health issues”- says his family spokesman John T. Davis.
Born on March 16th 1942, Walker emerged from New York’s Greenwich Village and rose to fame as the founding member of the band Circus Maximus. “Mr. Bojangles” was one of his masterpiece which became an instant hit over a period of time. Also this has influenced a lot of artists like Bob Dy, Harry Belafonte and Sammy Davis Jr. who had made cover on the same.
The death of Jerry Jeff Walker has left his fans bemused!
In the long run of his 51 years of music career, he has produced for about 36 albums. The album “Viva Terlingua” produced in the year 1973, in collaboration with the Lost Gonzo Band was a huge succes which later turned out to be a classic of the country-rock scene. By 1968, he found an independent music label Tried & True Music and released albums under its label.
However, he was contracted with throat cancer in 2017 after which he was discovered donating his music archives to the Witffliff Collections at Texas State University. Now that he’s gone, has created a huge void in the field of country music. He is survived by his wife Susan, son Django and daughter Jessie Jane.