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Country music legend Charlie Daniels dies at age 83

The man who wrote the famous country song, The Devil Went Down to Georgia, Charlie Daniels, has died at the age of 83, according to the Tennessean.
Quinn Patrick Montreal, QC

The man who wrote the famous country song, The Devil Went Down to Georgia, Charlie Daniels, has died at the age of 83, according to the Tennessean.

Daniels suffered from a hemorrhagic stroke, and his death was confirmed by Don Murry Grubbs, his publicist on Monday morning. He died at Summit Medical Centre in Hermitage, a neighbourhood of Nashville. He leaves behind his wife Hazel and his son Charlie Daniels, Jr.

Daniels was a legend of country music and southern rock, he was also a member of The Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Daniels was known for his charity work, particularly with veterans, he's raised over hundred of thousands of dollars throughout his career. He also created the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Centre at Middle Tennessee State University.  

Daniels recorded alongside the likes of Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr and Leonard Cohen while working as a session musician.

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