Family members of the late star have announced that J.D Crowe, who formed the band New South, passed away on Friday at the age of 84
Grammy award-winning artist J.D Crowe has died at the age of 84.
The legendary Bluegrass musician star died early Friday morning, according to a post on the Kentucky Country Music Facebook page.
“Earlier this morning, we received the news of the passing of J.D. Crowe, as confirmed by his son David,” the post reads.
“You could not have found a nicer guy in the world of bluegrass than Crowe. One of the hardest working guys in the music business, he was also a hoot to be around.”
The cause of the star’s death is not yet confirmed.
In late November, J.D was hospitalised for unknown reasons and had been recovering in a rehab centre, according to Bluegrass Today.
The publication claims that the late star had been “suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) the past two years”.
Born James Dee Crowe in 1937, J.D went on to become a legend on the Bluegrass music scene – enjoying an impressive career spanning more than five decades.
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