Charlie Daniels Dies At 83

Country music legend Charlie Daniels has died of a stroke at the age of 83. Daniels, a singer, guitarist and fiddler, is probably best known for the hit "Devil Went Down to Georgia".

His publicist announced in a statement just minutes ago that the Country Music Hall of Famer died this morning at a hospital in Hermitage, Tennessee, after doctors said he had a stroke. Daniels suffered a mild stroke in January 2010 and had a pacemaker implanted in 2013 but had continued to perform.

Daniels was a country-rock pioneer in the '70s and '80s, with early songs poking fun at rednecks and celebrating marijuana, but became an outspoken conservative in his later years. He became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2008 and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016.

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