Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers Dead at 74

Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers has died. The music icon passed away  Friday (Jan. 3) in Burbank, Calif. He was 74.

Everly passed of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, as confirmed by his  widow, Patti. His lifelong smoking habit is said to have been the cause of his  illness.

Patti states that the family is “absolutely heartbroken” over  the loss and that her husband did not go gently, fighting “long and hard”  through his condition. He is survived by his older brother and former bandmate  Don, now 76, two sons and two granddaughters. Read more on the release here.

Article by: Amy Sciarretto, Taste Of Country

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