Country singer Roy Clark had died age 85.
The legendary singer hosted the American television variety show Hee-Haw for its entire 24-year run, with Buck Owens his best known co-host; the show has the likes of Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton on as guests.
Reps for Clark confirmed the Grammy, CMA and ACM award winner died Thursday morning at his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma; he had recently been battling pneumonia and passed away after complications caused from the illness.
Known for hit songs such as Yesterday When I was Young and Honeymoon Feeling, he was one of the first acts to land singles on both the pop and country charts.
He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2009.
His hits included The Tips of My Fingers, Come Live With Me, and his instrumental versions of Malaguena, on 12-string guitar, and Ghost Riders in the Sky.
In his 1994 autobiography, My Life in Spite of Myself he said: Yesterday, When I Was Young had opened a lot of peoples eyes not only to what I could do but to the whole fertile and still largely untapped field of country music, from the Glen Campbells and the Kenny Rogerses, right on through to the Garth Brookses and Vince Gills.