• 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.

Mickey Gilley

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.