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Harold Reid of Gospel & Country Group Statler Brothers Passes Away at 80

Harold Reid, who was part of the Grammy Award winning group The Statler Brothers, has sadly died.

The bass singer was 80 and died after a long battle with kidney failure on Friday (April 24) in Staunton, Virginia, according to a statement from his nephew.

“He is and will always be loved by his family, friends and millions of fans,” a statement about Harold‘s passing says on the band’s website said. “His singing, his songwriting and his comedy made generations happy. He has taken a piece of our hearts with him.”

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started out in gospel music and crossed over to country after meeting and touring with Johnny Cash.

The group won three Grammy Awards and were named top vocal groups nine times by the Country Music Association.

“He leaves a large and loving family and millions of fans who remember his stage and TV antics with smiles and cherish his music that will live with the ages,” Harold‘s nephew, Debo Reid, shared.