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Legend Mickey Gilley’s Death Rumor After Being Hospitalized


We are informed of the tragic news on May 7, 2022, that follows the country singer, Mickey Gilley’s death. Rumor has it that the legend has passed away at a hospital at the age of 86. The cause is yet unclarified.

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Born March 9, 1936, the American country music singer and songwriter, appeared in the music industry with straight-up country and western material in the 1970s, although he moved towards a more pop-friendly sound in the 1980s.

It later led him to much success and popularity on the country charts as well as the pop charts. “Room Full of Roses,” “Don’t the Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time,” and the remake of the Soul hit “Stand by Me” is a few to name his biggest hits.

Mickey Gilley's death was announced on May 7, 2022.

Gilley has charted 42 singles in the top 40 on the US Country chart. By the Hon. David Smith, Gilley was awarded the Key to the City of Winchester in 2017, Virginia, at the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music’s Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre at Bonnie Blue’s Roadhouse Classic Concert.

Alongside his two famous cousins Jerry Lee Lewis, and Jimmy Swaggart, Gilley was inducted into the Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame in Ferriday, Louisiana on March 2, 2002. The legend appeared on “Urban Cowboys”, episode 9 in the third season of American Pickers.

Gilley did not become a professional singer until Lewis hit the top of the charts in the 1950s. After that, Gilley released a few singles besides playing sessions in New Orleans with producer Huey Meaux.

His record “Call Me Shorty” on the Dot label sold pretty well in 1958. The legend played at many clubs and bars, gaining a following at the Nesadel Club in Pasadena, Texas in the 1960s. 

Paula Records released Gilley’s first album, Down the Line, in 1967. He had a minor hit from the album called “Now I Can Live Again“.

This talented star signed a Branson-based vocal group, Six, to a three-year lease to perform in his theater in 2012, with an option to buy it when the contract expires.

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Are Mickey Gilley’s Death Rumors Say It All?

Unfortunately, no official reports have confirmed Mickey Gilley‘s death rumors. According to multiple tweets, he has not been feeling well and passed away at a Branson, MO hospital.

About his personal life must be noted that Gilley got married to his first wife, Geraldine Garrett, in 1953 at the time when he was only 17 years old. The marriage did not last as they divorced in 1961.

She was the mother of three of his four children. Geraldine passed away on March 6, 2010. His second wife, in 1962, was the former Vivian McDonald, by whom he has another son, Gregory. Sadly, Vivian Gilley passed away in 2019.

The tragic news was announced a few moments away from Jeff Wagner, Mayor of Pasadena: “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 for most of my life.”

It was added: “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. We were so honored to have Mickey perform at our State of the City in February 2020. Our prayers for comfort and peace are with Mickey’s family, his loved ones, and his fans.”

World Mourns on Mickey Gilley’s Passing

Rhonda Vincent expressed: “So sad to hear of the passing of Country Music Legend Mickey Gilley. Our paths crossed a few times being in Branson, and Gene Watson & I did his TV show. Fortunate to hang out backstage w/Johnny Lee & Mickey Gilley. Great stories and great memories. May He Rest In Peace.”

Michael Berry tweeted: “Our dear friend Mickey Gilley has passed. So much of Houston/Pasadena’s history, country music, Urban Cowboy, workin man’s blues & a wonderful time in my life encapsulated in that man.”

A fan commented: “Sad to hear that country music star and founder of the world’s biggest honky-tonk Gilley’s, Mickey Gilley has passed away at age 86. Sending prayers to his family, friends, and fans.”

Barry Switzer wrote: “We lost one of the cousins today! Mickey Gilley from Ferriday, Louisiana! Name me cousins can play the piano like these three Jimmy Swaggart, Jerry Lee Lewis! I think they’re all 86?”

Joseph Duarte tribute as well: “Went to lunch in Pasadena today and took this photo of poster on the wall. Had no idea legendary Mickey Gilley had passed away.”

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