Tillis, a father of six who endeared fans with his stammer and self-deprecating charm, recorded more than 60 albums, scored 35 top 10 singles, and saw 600 of his songs recorded by major artists during a career spanning six decades. Over the course of his long career, he wrote more than 1,000 songs, recorded more than 60 albums, had almost three dozen top-10 singles, and pegged six No. 1 hits, including "Coca-Cola Cowboy", "I Ain't Never", and "I Believe in You". He was also a member of the Grand Ole Opry and a Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee.
In a press release from Absolute Publicity, Tillis' publicist Don Murry Grubbs confirmed that Tillis died at the Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida after battling an intestinal issue since 2016. The suspected cause of death is respiratory failure.
Tillis also had something of an acting career, with small roles in a number of films such as "The Cannonball Run" and "Smokey and the Bandit II". Later that year, he was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame. He starred in several television movies and briefly had a network TV show, "Mel and Susan Together", with Susan Anton.
Born Lonnie Melvin Tillis in Tampa, Florida in 1932, Tillis caught malaria as a child, leaving him with a speech impediment for which he was mocked in his youth but which he embraced as an adult, incorporating it into his performances for comic effect.
African elephant populations dropped by some 30 percent between 2007 and 2014, according to a report past year . Photos posted in 2012 by the website Gothamist show Donald Jr. holding an elephant tail.
Amherst is about 200 miles north of Sioux Falls, S.D., and about 25 miles from the state's border with North Dakota. In 2010, the first year it was in use, there were 35 Keystone leaks in the United States and Canada .
At this point, Bill Maher is ready for his break between seasons, and said as much on last night's Season 15 finale of Real Time . Al Franken , the Minnesota Democrat who was accused earlier in the day of groping and sexual hectoring during a 2006 USO tour.
On Friday afternoon, Patrick announced she will be retiring next year after competing in the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500. However, she couldn't shake the idea of ending it back at one of the races that catapulted her to fame: the Indianapolis 500.
Instead, Buffalo will be starting rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman , who was selected in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft . The Bills announced Wednesday that they'd be benching Taylor for rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman this Sunday.
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All that being said "early 2018" is also quite the vague target date; hopefully we won't have to wait beyond January or February. A prototype Apple HomePod is seen during the annual Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California, U.S.
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The federal government has announced it is working with the United Kingdom on a global alliance to give the fossil fuel the boot. She hopes they can pressure the largest coal polluters in the world, like China and India , to sign on.
The NFL is not backing down from Jerry Jones' threats
Jones' actions are "detrimental to the league's best interests", the owners wrote in the letter. "With due respect, we urge Mr. Jones to circulate to the full ownership a three-month-old document from a consultant to the Committee - a document that Mr.
Court gives go-ahead for minimum alcohol price in Scotland
The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA ) said it accepted the decision, despite its five-year legal battle to prevent the changes. Karen Betts, SWA chief executive, said: "We accept the Supreme Court's ruling on MUP of alcohol in Scotland".