Country Music Stars Remember Roy Clark, Who Passed Away at 85

Country Music Stars Remember Roy Clark, Who Passed Away at 85

On Thursday, news came down that country music legend Roy Clark has passed away at the age of 85. Clark, of course, hosted Hee Haw from 1969 to 1997, and was renowned for his skills with a banjo — to cite just two of the reasons he was such an important figure.

After the news was announced, country stars and industry icons from throughout the years weighed in and shared their condolences. Few in the country music world were as beloved as Clark, and that point was driven home by the heartfelt messages shared on social media. For many of today’s contemporary country stars, Roy Clark was a formative figure thanks to Hee Haw and his larger-than-life personality.

“Roy Clark was one of the greatest ever. His spirit will never die. I loved him dearly and he will be missed.” – Dolly Parton

“The Halsey family’s hearts are filled with gratitude for the many years (59) of friendship and business association. He was a rare combination of talent and generosity. Roy Clark brought a special kind of healing to the world. He will be missed by the multitudes. – Jim Halsey, friend and manager

“I remember Roy as a great musician and singer. But more than that, he was a great human being. Always laughing, always uplifting to those around him. Doing shows with Roy on Hee Haw was such a wonderful experience. There is a vacant spot in Nashville now that he is gone. RIP Roy Clark” – Lee Greenwood

Rest in peace, Roy Clark.

2 Responses to "Country Music Stars Remember Roy Clark, Who Passed Away at 85"

  1. DENIEL EDWARDS   November 16, 2018 at 7:05 pm

    AS GUITAR PLAYERS WE ALL HAVE LEARNED SOMETHING FROM ROY, SUCH A GREAT
    PLAYER AND NICE PERSON,YOU WILL BE MISSED ROY BUT NOT FORGOTTEN ,MY CONDOLENCES TO HIS FAMILY.RIP MY BROTHER, DENIEL EDWARDS. 11-16-18

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  2. joseph rizzuto   November 25, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    I,m sorry to hear roy clark passed I enjoyed him on hee haw and I will miss him .
    Nashville lost a great person. r I p roy

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