The country singer Jerry Reed died at the age of 71. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Country singer with such chart-topping hits as Yes Mr. Peters. He also appeared in more than a dozen films.
His parents divorced when he was young. He and his sister spent most of the next seven years in foster care and orphanages. He was married to Priscilla Mitchell from 1959 until 2008.
How did Jerry Reed die?
Reed died in Nashville, Tennessee, on September 1, 2008, of complications from emphysema at the age of 71.
Emphysema is a disease of the lungs that usually develops after many years of smoking. Reed was a smoker for many years.
“Music is the most powerful thing on this earth, and it’s hard to be angry when you are listening to music.”Jerry Reed
“I have spent over 60 years bent over a guitar and to know that I wrote 70 compositions that masters have recorded, that makes me feel so good and full, and proud and thankful to the good Lord.”Jerry Reed
“When people ask me what my motivation is, I have a simple answer: money.”Jerry Reed
“When I was a kid of six or seven, I used to get up on the stove woodpile for a stage and I’d put on the wildest show.”Jerry Reed
“You can have music and it will stand alone by itself, but you can’t have a movie without it.”Jerry Reed