Mickey Gilley Cause Of Death: How Did Mickey Gilley Die? What Happened? All you need to know about the death of the American country music singer and songwriter.
American country music singer and songwriter Mickey Leroy Gilley has passed away at the age of 86.
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Who Was Mickey Gilley?
Born on March 9, 1936, in Natchez, Mississippi, United States, Mickey Leroy Gilley was an American country music singer and songwriter.
Although he started out singing straight-up country and western material in the 1970s, he moved towards a more pop-friendly sound in the 1980s, bringing him further success on not just the country charts, but the pop charts as well.
Mickey Gilley Cause Of Death: How Did Mickey Gilley Die? What Happened?
In July 2009, Gilley 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.
His death was announced on May 7, 2022, by Jeff Wagner, mayor of Pasadena, Texas 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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