• Country singer Mickey Gilley has died
  • He was one of the most successful country musicians
  • Gilley scored many hits in his legendary career

Country music has lost one of its great stars. Mickey Gilley died on May 7 at the age of 86. The cause of death isn't known at this time.

Country legend Mickey Gilley has died

Mickey Gilley was a successful country singer and pianist who had 17 number one hits on the country charts. The music talent passed away on Saturday in Branson, Missouri, surrounded by his family.

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The Mayor of Pasadena, Jeff Wagner, shared appreciative yet emotional words in a statement: "Pasadena has lost a true legend. Mickey Gilley passed away today [...] It was my great honor to know this man most of my life. Mickey was a true musical talent who charted 42 singles in the Top 40 Country Charts over a span of two decades."

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With his songs, Mickey Gilley became a country music legend and was even awarded a Grammy in 1981. Some of his biggest hits were "Room Full of Roses" and "Don't the Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time."

Fans will sorely miss the star.