Daryle Singletary, a country musician responsible for many popular hits in the 1990s, was found dead on Monday morning at his home near Nashville.
He was 46 years old.
According to the singer’s publicist, Singletary’s passing was unexpected and sudden.
“The cause of death is pending,” his rep told ABC News in a statement, adding:
“The family asks for your thoughts and prayers during this time.”
Singletary is probably best known to this day for his impressive run of of top-five country tracks in the mid-1990s, including such singles as:
- “I Let Her Lie”
- “Too Much Fun”
- “Amen Kind of Love.”
His greatest successes may have taken place years ago, but Singletary remained a frequent performer up until his death.
He even took to the stage just this past Friday in Alabama, and did not show any signs of illness or any health difficulties at the time.
In response to this unexpected death, many singers and groups from within the country music world took to social media in order to pay their respects.
“Heartbroken,” LOCASH shared on Instagram, along with a photo of Singletary, adding online:
“Sad Day … We lost our Brother … One of the Greatest Voices in Country Music, A true Legend but an even better Friend, Huntin’ Buddy, Husband, Father & Man. Prayin’ for him and his family.”
Craig Campell, meanwhile, posted the following image and wrote the following words:
“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!”
There was also this from country legend Travis Tritt:
“I’m shocked and saddened to hear that Daryle Singletary has passed away.
“He was a true country voice and his talent will be sorely missed. Praying for Daryle’s friends and family.”
SiriusXm’s The Highway even got in on the mournful act, Tweeting:
“This is SiriusXM Music News with breaking news. It has been confirmed to us that Daryle Singletary has died at the age of 46. More information coming soon.”
Singletary is survived by his wife Holly, their two sons and their two daughters.
As of this posting, funeral arrangements were pending.
May Daryle Singletary rest in peace.