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