Condolences going out to Clint Black whose father passed away over the weekend.
HOUSTON, Texas – It is with a heavy heart that country superstar Clint Black releases information on the untimely death of his father, G.A. Black (78), on Sunday, December 2, 2012. It is believed that due to the loss of his wife, Mary Lou, in the last year and a half and his own declining health, G.A. Black chose to end his own suffering without any indication to his family or friends that he might do so. Mr. Black is survived by sons Mark, Brian, Kevin, Clint and his extended family.
"Our family is devastated by this news," Clint says of the tragedy. "We are still in the beginning stages of preparations to honor our father, and at this time, we respectfully ask for privacy until we have had the opportunity to fully process what's transpired over the last 48 hours."
Clint was scheduled to perform this Saturday at the BonfireJam music festival in Florida and has canceled that appearance.
From a press release:
"To our BonfireJam friends, with deep sympathy, we regret to say that Clint Black's father passed away yesterday and Clint will not be performing at this year's BonfireJam. We are pleased to have one of country music's finest hit makers Clay Walker step in and fill the spot."
- Joe Lewis, BonfireJam Founder and BonfireJam staff