Country singer Daryle Singletary has died aged 46.
His death is said to have been ‘sudden,’ and a cause has yet to be confirmed.
The father-of-four passed away at his Nashville home early on Monday morning, with his death described as ‘sudden and unexpected’ by WKRN.
Singletary had last performed on Friday at The Rodeo Club in Alabama, and had toured throughout the US in the months before his death.
The Georgia native entered the top 40 of the Hot Country Songs charts five times, reaching number two with I Let Her Lie and Amen Kind of Love, and number four with Too Much Fun.
Storme Warren, a DJ for country music radio station SiriusXM, tweeted: ‘I am sad to report that the rumors of the passing of @Darylesing are unfortunately true.
‘We have confirmation from his road manager Chuck Lauber. One of the great true Country voices is gone.
‘More details to follow. Daryle was 46.’
Fellow country star Craig Campbell tweeted: ‘Sad day…the greatest country voice of my time is now singing in Heaven’s band.
‘Gonna miss you @Darylesing !
‘Now show them how a good ol country shuffle is supposed to sound!’
Booking and promotions company McAlpin Entertainment wrote in a Facebook post: ‘Completely heartbroken to learn of the passing of our friend Daryle Singletary this morning
‘He was one of the best men we’ve had the privilege to meet and work with in this business, both professionally and personally.
‘Please keep Daryle’s wife, Heather and their four young children in your prayers.’
Daryle started his music career by singing gospel music with his family as a child.
He moved to Nashville in 1990 and eventually began working as a demo singer.
He was recognized by the legendary Randy Travis, who helped him sign a recording contract and produce his first record, which was released in 1995.
He is survived by his wife, Holly, and four children, daughters Nora and Charlotte and sons Jonah and Mercer.
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