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Blake Shelton ‘absolutely destroyed’ over Earl Thomas Conley’s death

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Blake Shelton ‘absolutely destroyed’ over Earl Thomas Conley’s death

Blake Shelton is mourning the loss of his dear friend, Earl Thomas Conley. The Voice coach revealed Wednesday that Conley, a hit country singer-songwriter in the 1980s, had died. He was 77.

“My heart is absolutely destroyed today,” Shelton, 42, tweeted. “I’m sad to report that Earl Thomas Conley passed away very early this morning. Earl was my all time favorite singer, hero and my friend. Prayers to his family. We will all miss you deeply my brother. Now go rest…”

Blake Shelton posts touching tribute to Earl Thomas Conley. (Photo: Facebook)
Blake Shelton posts touching tribute to Earl Thomas Conley. (Photo: Facebook)

 

Conley was known for hit songs including “Holding Her and Loving You,” “Somewhere Between Right and Wrong” and “Right From the Start.”Fred Conley told the Tennessean his brother suffered from a condition similar to dementia and had been in hospice care for several months. “He just kept losing ground,” he stated. “I’m brokenhearted.”

Shelton has called Conley, who helped pen his 2001 single “All Over Me,” one of his greatest heroes.

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