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Mel Tillis, country music star known as 'Stutterin' Boy,' passes away at 85

Lifestyle Monday 20/November/2017 20:17 PM
By: Times News Service
Mel Tillis, country music star known as 'Stutterin' Boy,' passes away at 85

Mel Tillis, who embraced his own speech impediment to become one of Nashville's most celebrated singer-songwriters during a six-decade career in country music, has died at age 85, his publicist said on Sunday. Tillis died early on Sunday in an Ocala, Florida, hospital, a statement posted on Absolute Publicity's website said. Respiratory failure was the suspected cause, but the singer had suffered from intestinal issues since early 2016.