Is Mickey Gilley Still Alive Today? All you need to know whether the American country music singer and songwriter is still alive or dead.
Mickey Leroy Gilley was an American country music singer and songwriter who was born on March 9, 1936, in Natchez, Mississippi, United States.
He moved towards a more pop-friendly sound in the 1980s, although he started out singing straight-up country and western material in the 1970s.
This brought him further success on not just the country charts, but the pop charts as well.
Among his biggest hits are “Room Full of Roses”, “Don’t the Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time”, and the remake of the Soul hit “Stand by Me”.
Gilley, who was a cousin of Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl McVoy, Jim Gilley, Sonny Gilley, and Jimmy Swaggart, charted 42 singles in the top 40 on the US Country chart.
Is Mickey Gilley Still Alive Today?
In July 2009, the American country music singer and songwriter helped a neighbour move furniture and fell with the love seat falling on top of him, crushing four vertebrae.
The accident left him temporarily paralyzed from the neck down, but after intensive physical therapy, HE was possible to walk again and get back to the stage one year after.
However, he was not able to develop the hand coordination required for playing the piano.
Gilley is no more alive, he died on May 7, 2022, at the age of 86.
Jeff Wagner, mayor of Pasadena, Texas, announced Gilley’s death in a statement that read;
“Pasadena has lost a true legend.
“Mickey Gilley passed away today, surrounded by his loved ones.
“It was my great honor to know this man most of my life.
“Mickey was a true musical talent who charted 42 singles in the Top 40 Country Charts over a span of two decades.
“His talent and larger-than-life personality helped ignite a new interest in country music as he introduced the world to Pasadena through his dance hall and ‘Urban Cowboy’ in 1980.
Our prayers for comfort and peace are with Mickey’s family, his loved ones and his fans.”
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