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Daryl Dragon Dead - Captain & Tennille Musician Dies at 76

Daryl Dragon Dead - Captain & Tennille Musician Dies at 76

Daryl Dragon has sadly passed away at the age of 76.

The musician and songwriter – known as “Captain” from the pop musical duo Captain & Tennille, with his longtime partner and ex-wife Toni Tennille – died due to renal failure on Wednesday (January 2), THR reports.

Toni was with him when he died.

“He was a brilliant musician with many friends who loved him greatly,” she said in remembrance. “I was at my most creative in my life when I was with him.”

Daryl also played keyboard for The Beach Boys from 1967-1972. Lead singer Mike Love gave him the nickname “Captain” because of Daryl‘s habit of wearing a captain’s hat on stage.

Some of Captain & Tennille‘s songs include “The Way I Want to Touch You” and “Love Will Keep Us Together.”

Daryl is survived by his older brother Doug and two nieces, Kelly Arbout and Renee Henn.

Our thoughts are with Daryl‘s family and friends during this difficult time.

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