DON Everly, half of the rock ‘n’ roll duo the Everly Brothers has died at the age of 84.
A spokesperson for the family confirmed his death at his home in Nashville, Tennessee last night.
A cause of death was not disclosed to the Los Angeles Times – who confirmed Everly’s tragic passing.
A heartbreaking statement read: “Don lived by what he felt in his heart.
“Don expressed his appreciation for the ability to live his dreams…with his soulmate and wife, Adela, and sharing the music that made him an Everly Brother.”
His death comes seven years after he lost his brother and bandmember Phil Everly who died of pulmonary disease in 2014.
Born Isaac Donald Everly in Kentucky in 1937, he and his brother Phil spent much of their early childhood in Iowa before moving to Tennessee.
It was in Nashville that their careers began to take off and in 1957 their song Bye Bye Love became a hit.
The song, which had been rejected by 30 acts before making its way to the Everly Brothers, soared to number two on the pop charts.
Everly is survived by his mother, wife Adela, son Edan, and his daughters Venetia, Stacy, and Erin – who was formally married to Guns N’ Roses vocalist Axl Rose.